Review of research tools for assessment of performance of nursing staff

Marta Szara, Anna Ksykiewicz-Dorota, Jadwiga Klukow

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/MBS.2016.038

Abstract


Managers willingly use performance as the key element in the motivation of employees, evaluation of their work, as well as an important indicator in the bonus system. The measurement of performance allows not only the explanation of the cause of the occurrence of a deviation in the efficiency of nurses’ work, but also facilitates the implementation of actions improving the quality of performance of occupational activities. 

The objective of the study was analysis of literature concerning the structure and principles of the application of instruments used for the assessment of performance of nurses. The review of literature pertaining to the tools for the evaluation of efficiency of performance of nurses showed a large number of international reports; however, there is a total lack in the Polish literature. Analysis of literature allowed the formulation of the following conclusions: in Poland, there is a lack of studies concerning the measurement of performance of nurses. The performance of nurses should be measured by the tool which enables its evaluation in a multi-aspect context, and possesses a high reliability and validity.

Keywords


performance; nursing; measurement instruments; management in nursing

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