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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154761
Type:
Presentation
Title:
How Nurses Find Meaning in Clinical Practice: Common Themes in Diversity
Abstract:
How Nurses Find Meaning in Clinical Practice: Common Themes in Diversity
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Smith, Frances, EdD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Central Florida
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Janice Z. Peterson
DESIGN: This study was a retrospective qualitative content analysis of 200 nurses’ written narratives of how they made a difference through direct care.<P> POPULATION, SAMPLE, SETTING, YEARS: All RN’s in the state were eligible for nomination by peers as clinical experts. Nominees submitted narratives describing how they made a difference in a patient situation. Papers selected by blind review were presented at the clinical excellence conference sponsored by the state nurses’ association for 16 years. The narratives studied spanned the past decade.<P> CONCEPT OR VARIABLE STUDIED: The researchers focused on how nurses perceived that they made a significant difference to a patient or family.<P> METHOD: This qualitative study was conducted by content analysis for primary and secondary themes and their key elements. The two researchers worked closely together, coding and validating emerging themes. <P> FINDINGS: Three primary themes were identified: how the nurses got involved, what they did, and how they experienced making a difference. Secondary themes and key elements were also identified. Nurses reported personal affirmation and validation of nursing as their chosen profession through these experiences. <P> CONCLUSIONS: Although these nurses were diverse in race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, practice settings and roles, common themes emerged with much consistency and great emotion. Sharing their experiences appeared to be cathartic and affirming for the nurses honored as well as informative and inspirational to those with whom the stories were shared. <P> IMPLICATIONS: Nurses’ job satisfaction and personal affirmation are of major importance to recruitment and retention. Findings have many implications for administrators as well as nursing education and advocacy organizations. <!--Abstract 13269 modified by 132.170.61.64 on 10-30-2002--></P></P></P></P></P></P>
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHow Nurses Find Meaning in Clinical Practice: Common Themes in Diversityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154761-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">How Nurses Find Meaning in Clinical Practice: Common Themes in Diversity</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Smith, Frances, EdD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Central Florida</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">fsmith@mail.ucf.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Janice Z. Peterson</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">DESIGN: This study was a retrospective qualitative content analysis of 200 nurses&rsquo; written narratives of how they made a difference through direct care.&lt;P&gt; POPULATION, SAMPLE, SETTING, YEARS: All RN&rsquo;s in the state were eligible for nomination by peers as clinical experts. Nominees submitted narratives describing how they made a difference in a patient situation. Papers selected by blind review were presented at the clinical excellence conference sponsored by the state nurses&rsquo; association for 16 years. The narratives studied spanned the past decade.&lt;P&gt; CONCEPT OR VARIABLE STUDIED: The researchers focused on how nurses perceived that they made a significant difference to a patient or family.&lt;P&gt; METHOD: This qualitative study was conducted by content analysis for primary and secondary themes and their key elements. The two researchers worked closely together, coding and validating emerging themes. &lt;P&gt; FINDINGS: Three primary themes were identified: how the nurses got involved, what they did, and how they experienced making a difference. Secondary themes and key elements were also identified. Nurses reported personal affirmation and validation of nursing as their chosen profession through these experiences. &lt;P&gt; CONCLUSIONS: Although these nurses were diverse in race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, practice settings and roles, common themes emerged with much consistency and great emotion. Sharing their experiences appeared to be cathartic and affirming for the nurses honored as well as informative and inspirational to those with whom the stories were shared. &lt;P&gt; IMPLICATIONS: Nurses&rsquo; job satisfaction and personal affirmation are of major importance to recruitment and retention. Findings have many implications for administrators as well as nursing education and advocacy organizations. &lt;!--Abstract 13269 modified by 132.170.61.64 on 10-30-2002--&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:15:24Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:15:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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