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The hospital at night: a service evaluation of the role of the paediatric night sister

The hospital at night: a service evaluation of the role of the paediatric night sister
The hospital at night: a service evaluation of the role of the paediatric night sister
The objective of this evaluation was to review the role of the paediatric night sister in a large regional children’s unit in the south of England in the light of the NHS Modernisation Agency report, The Hospital At Night (Modernisation Agency, 2004). It aimed to compare and contrast the role of the traditional night sister with that
of an internal rotational model.

A single-site case study service evaluation was undertaken using non-participant observation of the night sister role over two full night shifts, a questionnaire, semi-structured interviews with night duty nursing and medical staff, and analysis of night sister diaries. Two fulltime night sisters and 34 night nursing and medical staff took part.

The review obtained a description and analysis of night sister roles, the views of staff towards the role of the night sister, an insight into enhanced skills acquisition of night sisters, and makes recommendations for future utilisation of the night sister role.

Most respondents were very supportive of the traditional night sister role but were critical of the lack of collaboration between the night medical and nursing teams.
night sister, service evaluation, site practitionersams
1753-1594
36-41
Brown, Karen L.
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Glasper, Edward Alan
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Newton, Jan
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Brown, Karen L.
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Glasper, Edward Alan
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Newton, Jan
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Brown, Karen L., Glasper, Edward Alan and Newton, Jan (2007) The hospital at night: a service evaluation of the role of the paediatric night sister. Journal of Children's and Young People's Nursing, 1 (1), 36-41.

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Abstract

The objective of this evaluation was to review the role of the paediatric night sister in a large regional children’s unit in the south of England in the light of the NHS Modernisation Agency report, The Hospital At Night (Modernisation Agency, 2004). It aimed to compare and contrast the role of the traditional night sister with that
of an internal rotational model.

A single-site case study service evaluation was undertaken using non-participant observation of the night sister role over two full night shifts, a questionnaire, semi-structured interviews with night duty nursing and medical staff, and analysis of night sister diaries. Two fulltime night sisters and 34 night nursing and medical staff took part.

The review obtained a description and analysis of night sister roles, the views of staff towards the role of the night sister, an insight into enhanced skills acquisition of night sisters, and makes recommendations for future utilisation of the night sister role.

Most respondents were very supportive of the traditional night sister role but were critical of the lack of collaboration between the night medical and nursing teams.

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Published date: May 2007
Keywords: night sister, service evaluation, site practitionersams

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Local EPrints ID: 45982
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/45982
ISSN: 1753-1594
PURE UUID: b1db8316-b594-402b-8972-2dbb667a6fef

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Date deposited: 03 May 2007
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 21:04

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Author: Karen L. Brown
Author: Edward Alan Glasper
Author: Jan Newton

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