A grounded theory study of nurses' clinical uncertainty experiences: An undiscovered area of evidence-based practice

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156305
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Presentation
Title:
A grounded theory study of nurses' clinical uncertainty experiences: An undiscovered area of evidence-based practice
Abstract:
A grounded theory study of nurses' clinical uncertainty experiences: An undiscovered area of evidence-based practice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Cranley, Lisa A., RN, MN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Toronto
Co-Authors:Diane M. Doran, RN, PhD; Ann E. Tourangeau, RN, PhD; Lynn M. Nagle, RN, PhD and AndrT Kushniruk, PhD
[Research Presentation] The increased attention placed on evidence-based nursing practice by administrators, clinicians, and policy makers to improve the quality of patient care, has created an urgent need to increase our understanding of how nurses experience and respond to uncertainty in practice. Understanding how nurses experience uncertainty and act on it is a largely unexplored aspect of evidence-based practice, and is an important direction for theory development.áThe purpose of this study is to develop a theory to explain how intensive care nurses experience and respond to uncertainty about patient care situations, and their associated feelings and behaviours. A grounded theory approach guides the study. Individual semi-structured interviews are currently being conducted and will include approximately 12-26 staff nurses working in an adult medical-surgical intensive care unit. Interviews are audio recorded and transcribed verbatim with nurses' consent. Constant comparison analysis is used to identify patterns and themes. This study is currently in progress as a dissertation study, and for this reason, preliminary study findings will be presented.Implications of the study will be the development of strategies that enable nurses to both understand the nature of their clinical uncertainty and to seek the best available resources to reduce their uncertainty. This study will provide the foundation for theory testing and the identification of strategies to support nurses in their decision making and care planning.
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.titleA grounded theory study of nurses' clinical uncertainty experiences: An undiscovered area of evidence-based practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156305-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A grounded theory study of nurses' clinical uncertainty experiences: An undiscovered area of evidence-based practice</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">Cranley, Lisa A., RN, MN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Toronto</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lisa.cranley@utoronto.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Diane M. Doran, RN, PhD; Ann E. Tourangeau, RN, PhD; Lynn M. Nagle, RN, PhD and AndrT Kushniruk, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] The increased attention placed on evidence-based nursing practice by administrators, clinicians, and policy makers to improve the quality of patient care, has created an urgent need to increase our understanding of how nurses experience and respond to uncertainty in practice. Understanding how nurses experience uncertainty and act on it is a largely unexplored aspect of evidence-based practice, and is an important direction for theory development.&aacute;The purpose of this study is to develop a theory to explain how intensive care nurses experience and respond to uncertainty about patient care situations, and their associated feelings and behaviours. A grounded theory approach guides the study. Individual semi-structured interviews are currently being conducted and will include approximately 12-26 staff nurses working in an adult medical-surgical intensive care unit. Interviews are audio recorded and transcribed verbatim with nurses' consent. Constant comparison analysis is used to identify patterns and themes. This study is currently in progress as a dissertation study, and for this reason, preliminary study findings will be presented.Implications of the study will be the development of strategies that enable nurses to both understand the nature of their clinical uncertainty and to seek the best available resources to reduce their uncertainty. This study will provide the foundation for theory testing and the identification of strategies to support nurses in their decision making and care planning.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:39:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:39:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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