1Department of Nursing Science, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea. 2Department of Nursing, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea. firstname.lastname@example.org
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate pediatric nurse parent partnership and factors associated with this partnership.
METHODS: A survey was conducted with 158 nurses working in pediatric practice at one of 7 hospitals in Seoul, Incheon, and Chungcheongbuk Province. Data were collected from September to December 2013, and analyzed with SPSS Windows 21.0.
RESULTS: In hierarchial multiple regression analysis, self-efficacy (beta=.19, p=.016), clinical decision making (beta=.15, p=.046), and empowerment (beta=.29, p=.001) were associated with pediatric nurse parent partnership, after adjusting for marital status, children, education, position and satisfaction with work unit. These factors accounted for 44.0% of the variance in the pediatric nurse parent relationship.
CONCLUSION: These results suggest that pediatric nurse parent partnership could be influenced by the predictors.
Ultimately, intervention programs focusing on these factors should be effective in helping pediatric nurses improve partnership with parents.