Discharge Planning Nursing Practice at Japanese Hospitals—Comparison of Nationwide Survey Results for 2010 and 2014—

  • Tomura Hikari
    Graduate School of Human Health Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University
  • Nagata Satoko
    Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care, Keio University
  • Takeuchi Ayano
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine, Keio University
  • Shimizu Junichi
    Graduate School of Human Health Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University

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  • 日本の病院における退院支援看護師の実践状況
  • 日本の病院における退院支援看護師の実践状況 : 2010年と2014年の全国調査の結果を比較して
  • ニホン ノ ビョウイン ニ オケル タイイン シエン カンゴシ ノ ジッセン ジョウキョウ : 2010ネン ト 2014ネン ノ ゼンコク チョウサ ノ ケッカ オ ヒカク シテ
  • ―2010年と2014年の全国調査の結果を比較して―

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<p>Purpose: To elucidate discharge planning nuring (DPN) practices, we conducted nationwide surveys in 2010 and 2014.</p><p>Methods: We administered nationwide questionnaire surveys to DPNs working at hospitals of 100 beds or more—819 nurses in 2010, and 948 nurses in 2014. The survey items were primary attributes of DPNs, practice ability as DPNs (Nurses’ Discharge Planning Ability Scale (NDPAS) score), etc.</p><p>Results: Subjects were 461 DPNs in 2010 (response rate 56.3%), and 479 in 2014 (response rate 50.5%). The mean age during both years was approximately 47. The mean years of experience for DPNs was 2.5 in 2010 and 3.1 in 2014. In addition, the scores for “A. Ability to Estimate Post-discharge Care Balance” in the NDPAS were higher in 2014, but the scores of the other three abilities were not significantly different between the two years.</p><p>Conclusions: Results suggest the necessity of systematic and continuous human resource development to ensure quality support by DPNs.</p>



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