What Irish children's nurses say about what they do - findings from a qualitative study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156302
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Presentation
Title:
What Irish children's nurses say about what they do - findings from a qualitative study
Abstract:
What Irish children's nurses say about what they do - findings from a qualitative study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Corbally, Melissa A., MSc, BSc, (Hons)
P.I. Institution Name:Dublin City University
Title:Lecturer
Co-Authors:Eilis Hayes, MSc, HDip; P. Anne Scott, RGN, MSc, PhD and Padraig MacNeela, PhD
[Research Presentation] There is a paucity of empirical data internationally on the activities of children's nurses in clinical practice and the contribution they make to health and social care. This paper presents a study which examined children's nurses' verbal accounts of how they contributed to the care of their patients (n=25).áFour focus groups were conducted in three hospital sites.á Data were analysed using the computer assisted qualitative data analysis package (NVivo). Six categories emerged from the study: Conceptualisation of children's nurses unique contribution to care, Assessment, Problems, Nursing interventions and Outcomes of care delivery. The final category -Issues and aspects of children's nursing, emerged through participants' numerous accounts of the challenges Irish nurses face in providing quality care.The transdisciplinary nature of the work of the children's nurse permeated throughout all of the themes which emerged from this study, in particular the category Nursing interventions. This key feature of nursing work emerged through participants using terminology such as 'transmission post' 'orchestrators' and 'referees', in an effort to elucidate the way they liaised with multidisciplinary team members on their patients' behalf.áThe duality of the children's nurses' role (between child and parent) also emerged within the category Conceptualisation of children's nurses' unique contribution to care.á This illustrated a 'doubling' up of nursing work voiced by participants.á This finding contrasts with the rhetoric of æfamily centred careÆ where nursing activity is conceptualised as a single entity.áThis study attempts to make visible, the valuable work conducted by childrenÆs nurses in Ireland, in particular, the key role they play in being the link between the child/parents and the multidisciplinary team.á There is potential for this study to have international resonance with practitioners practising in similar health care settings. It is hoped that this study will prompt international collaboration in this subject area.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWhat Irish children's nurses say about what they do - findings from a qualitative studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156302-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">What Irish children's nurses say about what they do - findings from a qualitative study</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Corbally, Melissa A., MSc, BSc, (Hons)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Dublin City University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">melissa.corbally@dcu.ie</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Eilis Hayes, MSc, HDip; P. Anne Scott, RGN, MSc, PhD and Padraig MacNeela, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] There is a paucity of empirical data internationally on the activities of children's nurses in clinical practice and the contribution they make to health and social care. This paper presents a study which examined children's nurses' verbal accounts of how they contributed to the care of their patients (n=25).&aacute;Four focus groups were conducted in three hospital sites.&aacute; Data were analysed using the computer assisted qualitative data analysis package (NVivo). Six categories emerged from the study: Conceptualisation of children's nurses unique contribution to care, Assessment, Problems, Nursing interventions and Outcomes of care delivery. The final category -Issues and aspects of children's nursing, emerged through participants' numerous accounts of the challenges Irish nurses face in providing quality care.The transdisciplinary nature of the work of the children's nurse permeated throughout all of the themes which emerged from this study, in particular the category Nursing interventions. This key feature of nursing work emerged through participants using terminology such as 'transmission post' 'orchestrators' and 'referees', in an effort to elucidate the way they liaised with multidisciplinary team members on their patients' behalf.&aacute;The duality of the children's nurses' role (between child and parent) also emerged within the category Conceptualisation of children's nurses' unique contribution to care.&aacute; This illustrated a 'doubling' up of nursing work voiced by participants.&aacute; This finding contrasts with the rhetoric of &aelig;family centred care&AElig; where nursing activity is conceptualised as a single entity.&aacute;This study attempts to make visible, the valuable work conducted by children&AElig;s nurses in Ireland, in particular, the key role they play in being the link between the child/parents and the multidisciplinary team.&aacute; There is potential for this study to have international resonance with practitioners practising in similar health care settings. It is hoped that this study will prompt international collaboration in this subject area.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:39:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:39:00Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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