This research explored the relationship between work satisfaction of nurses in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and policy changes on narcotic administration. A purposive sampling method was utilized and through the use of a quantitative research design, the researcher collected in-depth data to explore this unique relationship. The research was conducted at a large, 450-bed university hospital with a 14-bed PACU. Twenty 10-question surveys were administered to nurses who were employed before, during, and after the narcotic policy changes. Most participants articulated a correlation between lack of involvement in implementation of new policies and inadequate support from management to lower overall work satisfaction. Despite the limitations of this study, the highlighted findings should help nurses and hospital policy administrators to make more conscientious decisions about future policies on narcotics and should lay the groundwork for future research.
|Commitee:||Ignat, Sharon, Tayag, Dahlia|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nursing, Health care management|
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