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[7] ). The “Slater Nursing Competencies Rating Scale” is a generic tool, designed to assess the quality of nursing care. Red- fern et al. [20] stated that it is a comprehensive tool of its time for assessing a nurse’s performance during actual de- livery of care to patients. The tool consists of 84 observable items arranged into six subsections: psychosocial individual, psychosocial group, physical, general, communication, and professional implications. Schwirian [21] used a factor analysis to develop the “Six Dimension Scale of Performance”. The 6D Scale con- Published by Sciedu Press 113
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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 2018, Vol. 8, No. 6 sists of 52 items grouped into six subscales: leadership (5 items), critical care (7 items), teaching/collaboration (11 items), planning/evaluation (7 items), interpersonal rela- tions/communications (12 items) and professional develop- ment (10 items). [6] It was extensively tested for validity and reliability. Chronbach’s alpha as the reliability score was found less than 0.90. Timmreck [22] investigated how hospitals assess work perfor- mance of employees and how their performance appraisal systems are managed in 47 small rural hospitals in the West- ern United States. The research findings showed that in some hospitals one purpose for conducting a performance appraisal was to increase quality of care. Performance appraisal pro- cess will not, itself, increase quality of care. Timmreck [11] presented a summary comparative list of objective and sub- jective items (words) derived from performance appraisal forms in use in 47 western hospitals, as well as from leading management and health administration journals, and text- books. In this list, some important items to be found higher frequency are accuracy, effective use of time, dependability, initiative, cooperation, planning, communication, job devel- opment, basic judgement, technical knowledge, teamwork, problem solving, delegation. Fitzpatrick et al. [9] developed a tool (the “King’s Nurse Performance Scale”) to measure clinical nurse performance by incorporating the “Slater Nursing Competencies Rating Scale”, the literature and expert opinion. The tool was classi- fied into seven groups. The tool was utilized to observe the clinical performance of senior student nurses (n = 99). In- ternal consistency using Cronbach’s alpha coefficient (0.93) revealed a promising alpha for the total instrument. Tzeng and Ketefian [2] investigated hospital employers’ per- ceptions on the extent to which the identified 21 nursing skills were desired for staff nurses in Taiwan’s medical care industry. They showed that levels of nursing competencies varied depending on type of service and hospital. At its February 1999 meeting, the ACGME [23] (Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education) () endorsed general competencies for residents in the arias of patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, pro- fessionalism, and system-based practice. Various tools to
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