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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243171
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
New Graduate Nurses As Knowledge Brokers In General Practice in New Zealandi
Author(s):
Hoare, Karen J.; Mills, Jane; Francis, Karen
Author Details:
Hoare, Karen J., MSc, RN, NP, k.hoare@auckland.ac.nz; Mills, Jane, PhD, MN, RN; Francis, Karen, PhD, MEd, RN;
Abstract:
Purpose:

Information use by practice nurses in New Zealand has not been widely described in the literature. Compared with their peers in the United Kingdom, there is little evidence to suggest that New Zealand practice nurses provide the same autonomous nurse-led services. Providing nurse-led services is contingent on knowledge and skills and the ability to source and use contemporary information. We sought to investigate information use by practice nurses in general practice in New Zealand.

Methods:

A constructivist grounded theory design was employed to conduct the research. Initially the first author’s (KH) own general practice was the site of an ethnographic phase to acquire theoretical sensitivity. Following the ethnographic period, data were elicited from eleven practice nurses using an unstructured, in-depth interview technique. Of these participants, five were new graduates and six experienced practice nurses.

Results:

Reciprocal role modelling is the constructed grounded theory from this research and is comprised of three categories (in italics). Within supportive multi-disciplinary environments, new graduate nurses (all from the Millennial generation) and experienced practice nurses (Generation X or Baby Boomers) become willing to enter into a relationship. New graduate nurses subsequently deploy their unconscious expertise at sourcing information. A mutual reciprocal arrangement follows where the experienced practice nurses realise the potential of new graduate nurses in sourcing best practice information from the Internet while the new graduate nurses learn clinical and communication skills and knowledge of the community from the experienced practice nurses. The final category of becoming better practitioners is the outcome of reciprocal role modelling.

Conclusion:

Graduate nurses performed the unconscious act of knowledge brokering in this study. Getting evidence into practice in a timely manner has been acknowledged internationally as a difficult process. Our study suggests a solution to this process.

Keywords:
Role models; Intergenerational workforce; Constructivist grounded theory
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNew Graduate Nurses As Knowledge Brokers In General Practice in New Zealandien_GB
dc.contributor.authorHoare, Karen J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMills, Janeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFrancis, Karenen_GB
dc.author.detailsHoare, Karen J., MSc, RN, NP, k.hoare@auckland.ac.nz; Mills, Jane, PhD, MN, RN; Francis, Karen, PhD, MEd, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243171-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b> <p>Information use by practice nurses in New Zealand has not been widely described in the literature. Compared with their peers in the United Kingdom, there is little evidence to suggest that New Zealand practice nurses provide the same autonomous nurse-led services. Providing nurse-led services is contingent on knowledge and skills and the ability to source and use contemporary information. We sought to investigate information use by practice nurses in general practice in New Zealand. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>A constructivist grounded theory design was employed to conduct the research. Initially the first author&rsquo;s (KH) own general practice was the site of an ethnographic phase to acquire theoretical sensitivity. Following the ethnographic period, data were elicited from eleven practice nurses using an unstructured, in-depth interview technique. Of these participants, five were new graduates and six experienced practice nurses. <p><b>Results: </b> <p><i>Reciprocal role modelling </i>is the constructed grounded theory from this research and is comprised of three categories (in italics). Within supportive multi-disciplinary environments, new graduate nurses (all from the Millennial generation) and experienced practice nurses (Generation X or Baby Boomers) <i>become willing</i> to enter into a relationship. New graduate nurses subsequently deploy their unconscious expertise at sourcing information. A mutual reciprocal arrangement follows where the experienced practice nurses <i>realise the potential </i>of new graduate nurses in sourcing best practice information from the Internet while the new graduate nurses learn clinical and communication skills and knowledge of the community from the experienced practice nurses. The final category of <i>becoming better practitioners</i> is the outcome of reciprocal role modelling. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Graduate nurses performed the unconscious act of knowledge brokering in this study. Getting evidence into practice in a timely manner has been acknowledged internationally as a difficult process. Our study suggests a solution to this process.en_GB
dc.subjectRole modelsen_GB
dc.subjectIntergenerational workforceen_GB
dc.subjectConstructivist grounded theoryen_GB
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:18:28Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:18:28Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen_GB
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