Main Organiser

Julius Centre University of Malaya

Co-organiser

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malay

Supported by

University of Malaya

ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT AND RESILIENCE AMONG HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS WITH NEEDLESTICK INJURIES

Author

Chin-Mi Chen

Institution

School of Nursing, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Abstract

Objectives: Job injury is a critical impact on work productivity. The purpose of this study was to examine the organizational commitment and resilience in healthcare providers with needlestick injuries (NSI).

Methods: The IRB approved the proposed procedures before the study started. Cross- sectional research design and convenience sampling were employed to recruit healthcare providers who were with or without NSI in Taiwan. Data collected through a structured questionnaire from June to November in 2011. Total 240 participants joined in this study. In addition, 93 participants had experienced work-related NSI.

Results: First, the intensive care units were the most common place where NSI were reported. Second, the average age of participants with NSI was 33.4 years old. Third, half of participants had emotional disturbance after NSI. Forth, for participants with work-related NSI, the correlates of organizational commitment were age, economic, resilience, and social support. Finally, although organizational commitment was higher for healthcare providers without NSI than those with NSI, no statistic differences shown.

Conclusion: First, establish an event analysis team to conduct appropriate NSI prevention strategies. Second, organize a caritas group in each ward with injured healthcare providers to create a resilient and supportive work environment to foster their organizational commitment.