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The lived experiences of professional nurses working in a safe patient handling environment: A phenomenological study
by Thompson, Josephine A., D.H.A., Capella University, 2011, 120; 3444183
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this research was to explore the lived experiences of professional nurses working in a safe patient handling environment. The methodology for the study was qualitative using a phenomenological technique. Twenty-five professional nurses who had worked in a manual lifting environment and who currently worked in a non-manual lifting environment participated in telephone interviews. The interviews lasted 35 to 40 minutes. The results of the study indicated that working in a safe patient handling environment reduced musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace, reduced days lost from work, reduced workman compensation costs, decreased the number of nurses leaving the profession, and increased patient safety.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: StJohn, Lee
Commitee: Bundy, Ruth, Claesson, Ann L.
School: Capella University
Department: School of Public Service Leadership
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-B 72/05, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Occupational health, Nursing
Keywords: Financial incentives, Mechanical lifts, Musculoskeletal injuries, Nursing shortage, Planned changes
Publication Number: 3444183
ISBN: 978-1-124-51208-2
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