Data collection forms an integral section of any kind of the research study. Thus it is certain that wrong data collection could influence the result of study and eventually result to invalid outcomes. In view with this, qualitative data assembling methods have been deployed as the results are simple to compare, summarize and generalize. The qualitative techniques used here would include interview and questionnaires.
Interview- Face to face interview with the respondents is the best way to understand the needs and feelings of a person and therefore, face to face interview is a great way to develop rapport with potential respondents and to have their corporation. The advantage of this interview is that it generates the highest response level in survey research. It would not only help to clarify the ambiguous response but when appropriate would also sought for follow-up information.
The data can be measured by two methods including the scale of 1-10 and percentages where the respondent will tick on the appropriate box. These ratios and scales can help to compare the results with the expected standing hour and numbers of patient that each nurse should attend in a day. To ensure a better comparison, the scales will be drawn in a compound bar chart that is simple and easy to analyze.
The expected outcomes are likely to show that the nurses stand for long hours without having any rest. As a result, their service delivery is affected because the standing for long hours makes them grow weary and, therefore, their services do not meet their patients’ satisfaction expectations. On the same breadth, patients’ are not contented with the service they are receiving as the nurses fails to give them the needed attention. Additionally, they tend to be stricter on the time they spend with one client and thus giving unsatisfactory services. Thus the best proposal for such situation is that every nurse must attend a minimum of five patients’ and thereafter have a break of close five minutes. These breaks will give the nurses an opportunity to have some relief from work and stress. Further, when the nurses get back to their work then they will do so with more energy and zeal, therefore, living up to their patients’ expectations.
Once the implementation of the nursing research phase is over, an evaluation method can be deployed to determine whether the right things are done or not. In order to do this, deploy a behavioral evaluation model where the behavior of individuals within an environment is related to their corresponding tasks. This implies that the way the nurses will behave will be determined by the pressure they perceive from the surrounding. Further, paying a keen concentration on the changing behavior of the nurses would help to measure the effectiveness or the failure of the findings.
Following these proposed steps will give a deeper understanding of the nurses who work for long hours and their impact on patients. It will help further to form good strategic rules for the working environment of the nurses for the betterment of both patients and nurses.
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