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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149331
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Nurses Handbook of CATastrophic Research
Abstract:
The Nurses Handbook of CATastrophic Research
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Efinger, Joan
P.I. Institution Name:Barry University
Caring for others is the HeART of nursing. Among those we care for are other nurses (our colleagues, “the young” nurses, and students). Expectations of our profession include designing, conducting, and participating in research. It is a formidable task for many nurses. The purpose of “The Nurses’ Handbook of CATastrophic Research,” which pictures two cats engaged in research, is to provide a humorous and holistic view of research concepts, to facilitate communication of information, to demystify and to stimulate scholarly research activity. I was inspired to photograph my kittens because they were always “hanging out” with me as I prepared to teach my research classes. They got involved in my books and made me laugh. So I photographed them and realized that the pictures would be great to engage the students and explain the research process. These entertaining photographs of “the CATS,” Yin and Yang, and the accompanying text enhance learning and recall of research information. As a teacher of research on the MSN and PhD levels, I employ humor to promote a connectedness with the students. Laughter breaks tension and can change a state of mind. Research humor is a common ground, which helps nurses to face the challenges of research “growth and development” together. Through humor students experience a learning environment that facilitates feelings of acceptance, sharing and mutual caring. The selected photographs from “The Nurses’ CATastrophic Research Handbook” show a colorful, unique method of teaching research and promoting scholarly activity. The handbook’s creativity is significant to nursing education and practice because it fosters a relaxed atmosphere, laughter, and pleasure in learning and conducting research. Laughter and humor promotes brain activity and leads to greater recall of information. The handbook clarifies concepts through promoting discussion, which reduces difficulties that students often experience while learning and conducting research. It also supports a holistic and caring approach to teaching and learning. I received two awards this year for excellence in nursing education and outstanding teaching. Most of the nomination letters mentioned my ability to make research (the foreign) understandable and enjoyable. This poster presentation of my handbook is a selection from the longer draft I use in my research classes. “Yin” and “Yang” are my cats. No part of my work has been published to date.
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 Nurses Handbook of CATastrophic Researchen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149331-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Nurses Handbook of CATastrophic Research</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">Efinger, Joan</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Barry University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jefinger@mail.barry.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Caring for others is the HeART of nursing. Among those we care for are other nurses (our colleagues, &ldquo;the young&rdquo; nurses, and students). Expectations of our profession include designing, conducting, and participating in research. It is a formidable task for many nurses. The purpose of &ldquo;The Nurses&rsquo; Handbook of CATastrophic Research,&rdquo; which pictures two cats engaged in research, is to provide a humorous and holistic view of research concepts, to facilitate communication of information, to demystify and to stimulate scholarly research activity. I was inspired to photograph my kittens because they were always &ldquo;hanging out&rdquo; with me as I prepared to teach my research classes. They got involved in my books and made me laugh. So I photographed them and realized that the pictures would be great to engage the students and explain the research process. These entertaining photographs of &ldquo;the CATS,&rdquo; Yin and Yang, and the accompanying text enhance learning and recall of research information. As a teacher of research on the MSN and PhD levels, I employ humor to promote a connectedness with the students. Laughter breaks tension and can change a state of mind. Research humor is a common ground, which helps nurses to face the challenges of research &ldquo;growth and development&rdquo; together. Through humor students experience a learning environment that facilitates feelings of acceptance, sharing and mutual caring. The selected photographs from &ldquo;The Nurses&rsquo; CATastrophic Research Handbook&rdquo; show a colorful, unique method of teaching research and promoting scholarly activity. The handbook&rsquo;s creativity is significant to nursing education and practice because it fosters a relaxed atmosphere, laughter, and pleasure in learning and conducting research. Laughter and humor promotes brain activity and leads to greater recall of information. The handbook clarifies concepts through promoting discussion, which reduces difficulties that students often experience while learning and conducting research. It also supports a holistic and caring approach to teaching and learning. I received two awards this year for excellence in nursing education and outstanding teaching. Most of the nomination letters mentioned my ability to make research (the foreign) understandable and enjoyable. This poster presentation of my handbook is a selection from the longer draft I use in my research classes. &ldquo;Yin&rdquo; and &ldquo;Yang&rdquo; are my cats. No part of my work has been published to date.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:00:18Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:00:18Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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