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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158978
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Teaching the Abyss: Living the Art-Science of Nursing
Abstract:
Teaching the Abyss: Living the Art-Science of Nursing
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Ramey, Sandra, MSN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Iowa
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 50 Newton Road 464 NB, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA
Co-Authors:S.S. Bunkers, College of Nursing, South Dakota State University, Sioux Falls, SD
Abstract: Aim: This paper addresses how nurse educators can provide the teaching/learning experiences for the novice nurse to develop both the technical competence, the relational competence, and the leadership competence to effectively practice nursing in an extremely demanding healthcare environment. Background: The authors delve into Mitchell and Bunkers' (2003) use of the metaphor of an abyss to explore the lived experience of risking being with others in extremely intense interpersonal situations. Method: Using reflection, students' journal narratives affirm connections made among past experiences and the new knowledge gleaned from exploring and naming the phenomenon of the abyss. Findings: The narratives also disclose the fact that students have already encountered the real, intense and unprotected circumstances that are the reality of our nursing practice. Conclusions: Several teaching-learning strategies are offered as ways for addressing the leadership issues related to dealing with intense relational experiences in nursing practice, including exploring nurse theorist Rosemarie Parse's essentials of leadership which are "commitment to a vision, a willingness to risk, and reverence for others" (Parse, 1997, p. 109). Key words: connectedness, suffering, Parse, metaphor, leadership. Summary: What is already known about this topic: In nursing there are occasions when persons find themselves faced with a difficult choice to be with one or more persons as they live intense experiences that often involve pain and suffering. Nurses have opportunities to be with persons as they live the truth in human becoming. What this paper adds: Ways nurse educators can provide the teaching-learning experiences for the novice nurse to develop the technical, relational and leadership competency to effectively practice nursing in an extremely demanding healthcare environment. The perspectives of students as they experience the real, intense and unprotected circumstances that are the reality of our nursing practice. The authors use the metaphor of an abyss to explore the lived experience of risking being with the truth of human connectedness.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.titleTeaching the Abyss: Living the Art-Science of Nursingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158978-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Teaching the Abyss: Living the Art-Science of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</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">Ramey, Sandra, MSN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Iowa</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 50 Newton Road 464 NB, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sandra-ramey@uiowa.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">S.S. Bunkers, College of Nursing, South Dakota State University, Sioux Falls, SD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Abstract: Aim: This paper addresses how nurse educators can provide the teaching/learning experiences for the novice nurse to develop both the technical competence, the relational competence, and the leadership competence to effectively practice nursing in an extremely demanding healthcare environment. Background: The authors delve into Mitchell and Bunkers' (2003) use of the metaphor of an abyss to explore the lived experience of risking being with others in extremely intense interpersonal situations. Method: Using reflection, students' journal narratives affirm connections made among past experiences and the new knowledge gleaned from exploring and naming the phenomenon of the abyss. Findings: The narratives also disclose the fact that students have already encountered the real, intense and unprotected circumstances that are the reality of our nursing practice. Conclusions: Several teaching-learning strategies are offered as ways for addressing the leadership issues related to dealing with intense relational experiences in nursing practice, including exploring nurse theorist Rosemarie Parse's essentials of leadership which are &quot;commitment to a vision, a willingness to risk, and reverence for others&quot; (Parse, 1997, p. 109). Key words: connectedness, suffering, Parse, metaphor, leadership. Summary: What is already known about this topic: In nursing there are occasions when persons find themselves faced with a difficult choice to be with one or more persons as they live intense experiences that often involve pain and suffering. Nurses have opportunities to be with persons as they live the truth in human becoming. What this paper adds: Ways nurse educators can provide the teaching-learning experiences for the novice nurse to develop the technical, relational and leadership competency to effectively practice nursing in an extremely demanding healthcare environment. The perspectives of students as they experience the real, intense and unprotected circumstances that are the reality of our nursing practice. The authors use the metaphor of an abyss to explore the lived experience of risking being with the truth of human connectedness.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:35:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:35:00Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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