Challenges, Opportunities and Achievements of Nurses' Research Supervision Across Language Borders

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304118
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Challenges, Opportunities and Achievements of Nurses' Research Supervision Across Language Borders
Author(s):
Roets, Lizeth
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Lambda-at-Large
Author Details:
Lizeth Roets, PhD, MSocSc (Hons), BSocSc, roetsl@unisa.ac.za
Abstract:
Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013: Purpose: Nurse educators and researches are calling for national and international nursing education research to align resources within and outside the discipline, across borders and geographical distance to create a knowledge base, and to prepare the future generation of nurse researchers who will advance knowledge. This paper explores the challenges, opportunities and achievements that nursing students face when supervised across culture, language borders and distance. Methods: A qualitative, exploratory, single descriptive case study was used in the city of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A total of 18 participants took part in this study. The participants included 16 postgraduate master's degree students in nursing, one external supervisor and one interpreter. Data were collected through guided narrative reports, debriefing interviews and examination reports. Data were also analysed through an inductive thematic approach. Results: Challenges that students experienced included language as a barrier to learning and communication, lack of resources and subject knowledge, which resulted in delayed completion of the degree, and negative emotive experiences. Opportunities that sustained the students during the supervisory relationship referred to the existence of a constructive learning climate, competent facilitators, affirmative personal attributes of the students and an optimistic future focused perspective. The success of this programme is reflected by the achievements of ten students obtaining the master's degree and six postgraduate diplomas. Conclusion: The Open and Distance Learning environment opens up the opportunity to pursue studies over geographical distances. This cohort of nursing students demonstrated that challenges may be overcome through resilience, self-regulation and passion from all stakeholders.
Keywords:
nursing; research supervision; Open and distance learning
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
10
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleChallenges, Opportunities and Achievements of Nurses' Research Supervision Across Language Bordersen
dc.contributor.authorRoets, Lizethen
dc.contributor.departmentTau Lambda-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsLizeth Roets, PhD, MSocSc (Hons), BSocSc, roetsl@unisa.ac.zaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304118-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013: Purpose: Nurse educators and researches are calling for national and international nursing education research to align resources within and outside the discipline, across borders and geographical distance to create a knowledge base, and to prepare the future generation of nurse researchers who will advance knowledge. This paper explores the challenges, opportunities and achievements that nursing students face when supervised across culture, language borders and distance. Methods: A qualitative, exploratory, single descriptive case study was used in the city of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A total of 18 participants took part in this study. The participants included 16 postgraduate master's degree students in nursing, one external supervisor and one interpreter. Data were collected through guided narrative reports, debriefing interviews and examination reports. Data were also analysed through an inductive thematic approach. Results: Challenges that students experienced included language as a barrier to learning and communication, lack of resources and subject knowledge, which resulted in delayed completion of the degree, and negative emotive experiences. Opportunities that sustained the students during the supervisory relationship referred to the existence of a constructive learning climate, competent facilitators, affirmative personal attributes of the students and an optimistic future focused perspective. The success of this programme is reflected by the achievements of ten students obtaining the master's degree and six postgraduate diplomas. Conclusion: The Open and Distance Learning environment opens up the opportunity to pursue studies over geographical distances. This cohort of nursing students demonstrated that challenges may be overcome through resilience, self-regulation and passion from all stakeholders.en
dc.subjectnursingen
dc.subjectresearch supervisionen
dc.subjectOpen and distance learningen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:29:25Z-
dc.date.issued10/22/2013-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:29:25Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.en
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