Characteristics of Networks in Nursing Units
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This study were to investigate task advice networks of nursing staffs in the general hospital and to identify the centrality of nursing staffs and the density of nursing units.
The present study was a descriptive study designed to examine the centrality of nursing staffs and the density of nursing units. The participants were 243 nurses working in the general unit (GU), emergency room(ER), intensive care unit (ICU), and operating room (OR) from 2 general hospitals. The collected data were analyzed using UCINET 6.0 and SPSS 22.0.
The result of the centrality of the nursing staffs, degree and closeness centrality was a significant difference in pattern of shift. Also, the density by the types of nursing unit was not a significant difference.
This study explores the network structure of nursing units in Korea, and may give the evidence to develop nursing human resources strategies.
Nursing staff, Task advice networks, Centrality, Density.