Barriers to clinical decision-making in nurses in Australia

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dc.contributor.author Hoffman, K
dc.contributor.author Duffield, C
dc.contributor.author Donoghue, J
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-14T07:45:10Z
dc.date.created 2010-05-14T07:45:10Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2004-03
dc.identifier.citation Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2004, 21 (3), pp. 8 - 13
dc.identifier.issn 0813-0531
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/6213
dc.description.abstract Research aims: The aim of this study was to examine whether nurses in Australia participated in clinical decision-making to the extent they desired. Some factors that could be inhibiting or promoting participation in clinical decision-making, namely educational level, occupational orientation (role values), level of appointment and area of practice (medical/surgical) were also examined. Method: A quantitative, correlational study examined the relationship between nurses' occupational orientation, educational level, area of specialty and decision-making. T-tests were used to identify significant differences between the decision-making nurses say they have and that which they say they want. Major findings: Nurses holding a professional role value participated more in clinical decision making than those holding a paramedical role value. Nurses practising in surgical areas participated less in decision-making than those in medical areas. While a higher educational level was not associated with greater participation in clinical decision-making, it was linked to wanting more participation in this process. Conclusion: Important issues arising from the study need to be addressed. Nurses who are better educated are not making decisions to the extent to which they aspire. Surgical nurses participated less in decision-making than medical nurses and holding professional values can lead to greater decision-making participation.
dc.language eng
dc.title Barriers to clinical decision-making in nurses in Australia
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 21
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne, VIC, Australia en_US
dc.publocation Collingwood, VIC Australia
dc.identifier.startpage 8 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 13 en_US
dc.cauo.name Graduate School of Nursing en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 840194
dc.personcode 840200
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1
dc.description.keywords Clinical decision-making
dc.description.keywords Correlational study
dc.description.keywords Educational level
dc.description.keywords Participative decision-making
dc.description.keywords Role values
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
pubs.consider-herdc true
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)


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