H 12 SPECIAL SESSION: Relationship of Clarity of Self, Role, and System with Job Satisfaction and Caring for Self and Others

Wednesday, 24 July 2013: 1:30 PM-2:45 PM
Description/Overview: This will be a 2-study presentation to examine how interventions aimed at improving processes of caring. Both studies examined how clarity of self, role, and others impacted outcomes like job satisfaction, caring for self, and caring for others. Both studies also used different interventions and caring theories to execute their project, using the same procedures for research. The first study is in the second year of a longitudinal design to examine concepts of caring in a 10-facility system. Various caring theories were examined, including those of Watson, Swanson, and Coates. Clarity of self, role and system were examined in relationship to caring for self and others, using various caring theories. Hierarchical regression equations were used to examine how staff demographics and clarity predicted caring for self, caring for others, and staff job satisfaction. The second study is also in the second year, in a longitudinal design and examined the importance of clarity of self, role, and system for caring competencies for self and others. This study found clarity of self, role, and system was a statistically significant predictor of job satisfaction, even over any demographic examined within staff. Both studies will present the interventions used to refine processes to care for self and others. This includes holistic care approaches, Watson Rooms (rooms designed for solitude/meditation), Pranic Healing and other holistic approaches, education, and architectural design. Both studies presented are longitudinal in design and in the second year of measure. Theoretical models proposed at the onset of both studies will be presented alongside the empirical model of caring science that resulted from the two years of study. The session will wrap with a trajectory how findings related to caring, clarity and job satisfaction are being proposed to be examine in year three of each study.
Learner Objective #1: to identify the strength of the relationship between clarity of self, role, and system with job satisfaction and caring for self and others.
Learner Objective #2: to identify change scores of job satisfaction and caring prior to and after implementing interventions aimed at improving processes of caring.
Organizers:  John W. Nelson, RN, MS, Research Administration, Healthcare Environment, Inc, St. Paul, MN and Mary Ann Hozak, RN, BSN, CCRN, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ
Moderators:  Kathleen Mullen, PhD, RN, School of Nursing, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA