A Stratification of the Embodied Knowledge of Nursing Care Experience in Hospice Wards

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304364
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Presentation
Title:
A Stratification of the Embodied Knowledge of Nursing Care Experience in Hospice Wards
Author(s):
Tsai, Chang-Hsiung; Lee, Hsiu-Huei; Tsai, Shu-Ling
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Chang-Hsiung Tsai, PhD, MA, BA, chtsai@mail.nhu.edu.tw; Hsiu-Huei Lee, BA.; Shu-Ling Tsai, RN, MA, BS;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013

Purpose: This study focuses on the distilling of embodied knowledge of nurses' caring experience in hospice wards. A stratification of a four-leveled nursing terminal care experience paralleled to Benner's model of nursing knowledge will be identified and laid out for examination and interpretation. Though, based on the previous model, this study goes further in that it does not only provide an understanding of how hospice nurses acquire their embodied caring knowledge progressively, but also discloses the very nature of nursing care during the terminal stage; i.e., living with dying.

Methods: In this qualitative study, 12 nurse participants from three hospitals in Taiwan were recruited through purposive sampling for semi-structured depth-interviews. The years of their hospice care experience range from 3 to 20, possibly representative of the different stages from advanced beginner to expert in Benner's model. The texts were then analyzed by the hermeneutic phenomenological method. A reciprocally interpretive circle between units of meaning, sub-themes and main themes was conducted.

Results: A four-leveled embodied knowledge of terminal care based on hospice nurses' subjective experience were stratified from the bottom up as follows. 1. learning without knowing, 2. digging out the sure, 3. one step short of penetrating, 4. going with the life flow.

Conclusion: Hospice nurses' caring experiences are invaluable. However, given that the caring experiences are subjective in nature, they cannot be properly communicated, learned and taught if they are not first rendered into the form of knowledge. In this study, what has been portrayed is a progressive model of terminal care knowledge in terms of nursing clinical experience. It helps establish an embodied knowledge basis from which both hospice clinical teaching and school education for better nursing can be benefited.

Keywords:
embodied knowledge; hospice; nursing care
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
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.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleA Stratification of the Embodied Knowledge of Nursing Care Experience in Hospice Wardsen
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Chang-Hsiungen
dc.contributor.authorLee, Hsiu-Hueien
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Shu-Lingen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsChang-Hsiung Tsai, PhD, MA, BA, chtsai@mail.nhu.edu.tw; Hsiu-Huei Lee, BA.; Shu-Ling Tsai, RN, MA, BS;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304364-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>This study focuses on the distilling of embodied knowledge of nurses' caring experience in hospice wards. A stratification of a four-leveled nursing terminal care experience paralleled to Benner's model of nursing knowledge will be identified and laid out for examination and interpretation. Though, based on the previous model, this study goes further in that it does not only provide an understanding of how hospice nurses acquire their embodied caring knowledge progressively, but also discloses the very nature of nursing care during the terminal stage; i.e., living with dying. <p><b>Methods: </b>In this qualitative study, 12 nurse participants from three hospitals in Taiwan were recruited through purposive sampling for semi-structured depth-interviews. The years of their hospice care experience range from 3 to 20, possibly representative of the different stages from advanced beginner to expert in Benner's model. The texts were then analyzed by the hermeneutic phenomenological method. A reciprocally interpretive circle between units of meaning, sub-themes and main themes was conducted. <p><b>Results: </b>A four-leveled embodied knowledge of terminal care based on hospice nurses' subjective experience were stratified from the bottom up as follows. 1. learning without knowing, 2. digging out the sure, 3. one step short of penetrating, 4. going with the life flow. <b></b><p><b>Conclusion: </b>Hospice nurses' caring experiences are invaluable. However, given that the caring experiences are subjective in nature, they cannot be properly communicated, learned and taught if they are not first rendered into the form of knowledge. In this study, what has been portrayed is a progressive model of terminal care knowledge in terms of nursing clinical experience. It helps establish an embodied knowledge basis from which both hospice clinical teaching and school education for better nursing can be benefited.en
dc.subjectembodied knowledgeen
dc.subjecthospiceen
dc.subjectnursing careen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:34:25Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:34:25Z-
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
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