Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
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The purpose of this study was to examine current visiting hour policies of coronary care units in the western United States. The study examined the influences of demographic and institutional data on visiting hour variables. Also, the correlations between the type of visiting policy with the head nurses' perception of nurse, patient, and family satisfaction levels were determined. The results were compared with previous studies; Data was obtained with a questionnaire developed by the researcher from a review of the literature. Questionnaires were mailed to the head nurses of coronary care units in hospitals within the western United States; The majority of the responding nurses reported a visiting policy allowing unrestricted frequency and length, night visits, and visitation by non-family members and children under 14 years of age. No significant relationships were noted between visiting hour variables and institutional or demographic data. Both ascribed patient and ascribed family satisfaction levels were significantly related to the type of visiting hour policy. However, no relationship was noted between type of policy and nurses' satisfaction.
Care; Coronary; Hour; Policies; Procedures; Regional; Survey; Units; Visiting
Nursing; Health services administration
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Hanner, Karen Sweeney, "Regional survey of visiting hour policies and procedures in coronary care units" (1996). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3240.