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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148285
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Nurse Practitioner’s Clinic
Abstract:
The Nurse Practitioner’s Clinic
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Williams, Carol
“The Nurse Practitioner’s Clinic” is a 1-inch scale roombox that reflects the autonomy of advanced practice. This particular nurse practitioner’s specialty is pediatrics with an interest in orthopedics. Skeleton wallpaper, an X-ray box, crutches, a Snellen chart, IV pole and scale are miniatures featured in the roombox. The cupboard, shelves, and exam table were made by the artist. Nursing books and a medical dictionary are on the shelves to use in the event of a difficult diagnosis. Copies of Cat in the Hat and “Highlights” are available for little patients’ reading pleasure. Outside scenes depict a waiting room, sink area, and the NP’s framed credentials over the reception desk. When children and adults look into the corners of a miniature world they are mesmerized. Tensions ease as they are carried into a world of imagination. In order to draw viewers into the scene the roombox is intentionally made without human figures. Children can awe over the tiny replicas of medical equipment, perhaps voicing concerns or unknowns cultivated by their imaginings. This gives the parent or nurse a perfect opportunity to answer questions and give reassurance. Patients and parents alike may imagine health care given in the friendly, caring atmosphere the roombox portrays. The nostalgic look of the roombox is meant to promote reminiscence. As nurses gaze into the miniature clinic the artist hopes that they will remember moments and/or patients that evoke positive feelings about practicing in the profession. The roombox is also a celebration of how much nursing has progressed over the years. Signs on the outside of the roombox promote immunizations and remind nurses to “wash hands”. During a class about pediatric orthopedic conditions the roombox was displayed in the classroom to set the mood. Future plans for the roombox include displaying it on a general pediatric floor, public library, and daycare before giving it a home in a pediatric office. Perhaps as a child peers into it they will imagine a future for themselves in nursing.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Nurse Practitioner’s Clinicen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148285-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Nurse Practitioner&rsquo;s Clinic</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Williams, Carol</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mustangs@bright.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">&ldquo;The Nurse Practitioner&rsquo;s Clinic&rdquo; is a 1-inch scale roombox that reflects the autonomy of advanced practice. This particular nurse practitioner&rsquo;s specialty is pediatrics with an interest in orthopedics. Skeleton wallpaper, an X-ray box, crutches, a Snellen chart, IV pole and scale are miniatures featured in the roombox. The cupboard, shelves, and exam table were made by the artist. Nursing books and a medical dictionary are on the shelves to use in the event of a difficult diagnosis. Copies of Cat in the Hat and &ldquo;Highlights&rdquo; are available for little patients&rsquo; reading pleasure. Outside scenes depict a waiting room, sink area, and the NP&rsquo;s framed credentials over the reception desk. When children and adults look into the corners of a miniature world they are mesmerized. Tensions ease as they are carried into a world of imagination. In order to draw viewers into the scene the roombox is intentionally made without human figures. Children can awe over the tiny replicas of medical equipment, perhaps voicing concerns or unknowns cultivated by their imaginings. This gives the parent or nurse a perfect opportunity to answer questions and give reassurance. Patients and parents alike may imagine health care given in the friendly, caring atmosphere the roombox portrays. The nostalgic look of the roombox is meant to promote reminiscence. As nurses gaze into the miniature clinic the artist hopes that they will remember moments and/or patients that evoke positive feelings about practicing in the profession. The roombox is also a celebration of how much nursing has progressed over the years. Signs on the outside of the roombox promote immunizations and remind nurses to &ldquo;wash hands&rdquo;. During a class about pediatric orthopedic conditions the roombox was displayed in the classroom to set the mood. Future plans for the roombox include displaying it on a general pediatric floor, public library, and daycare before giving it a home in a pediatric office. Perhaps as a child peers into it they will imagine a future for themselves in nursing.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:42:56Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:42:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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