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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308627
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Nurse as Advocate: A Grounded Theory Perspective
Author(s):
Sessler Branden, Pennie J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Mu Beta
Author Details:
Pennie J. Sessler Branden, PhD, CNM, MSN, RN, sesslerbrap1@southernct.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Purpose

The nursing profession is entering an exciting time of new professional opportunities and is positioned to determine the trajectory of health care and policy as related to the global health crisis. However, nurses are underrepresented in major forums where they could be leaders for change.  Being a change agent could be accomplished through the nurse’s role as advocate for the patient, profession, and health policy. The aim of this research investigation was to increase the current knowledge about the nurse advocate role and its complexities, and to discover and explicate substantive theory about this role.

Methods

This investigation used the grounded theory methodology of Corbin and Strauss, including the philosophies of pragmatism and symbolic interactionism, to examine and discover the advocacy process as it informs the role of the nurse advocate. Thirteen peer-identified FAAN nurse leader/advocates were chosen purposively to form a varied and highly experienced study group. These participants were interviewed and their interview transcripts were used as the primary data sources in addition to the researcher’s field notes, memos and participants’ curriculum vita.

Results

Transcripts were coded using open and axial coding techniques that allowed the emergence of a conceptual definition of advocacy, the core phenomenon to advocate and five categories and their subconcepts. The product was a unique advocacy matrix theory that the nurse can use to learn the skills of the advocacy process and to enhance leadership for the profession.

Conclusion

This study has contributed to the extant knowledge of the nurse as advocate and has explicated the role of the nurse advocate. This theory has bridged the existing knowledge with a substantive, pragmatic theory that can be applied and utilized by any nurse in any situation where advocacy is needed locally, nationally or internationally.

Keywords:
educator; advocacy; leadership
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

Full metadata record

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Nurse as Advocate: A Grounded Theory Perspectiveen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSessler Branden, Pennie J.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentMu Betaen_GB
dc.author.detailsPennie J. Sessler Branden, PhD, CNM, MSN, RN, sesslerbrap1@southernct.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308627-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p><b>Purpose </b><p>The nursing profession is entering an exciting time of new professional opportunities and is positioned to determine the trajectory of health care and policy as related to the global health crisis. However, nurses are underrepresented in major forums where they could be leaders for change.  Being a change agent could be accomplished through the nurse’s role as advocate for the patient, profession, and health policy. The aim of this research investigation was to increase the current knowledge about the nurse advocate role and its complexities, and to discover and explicate substantive theory about this role. <p><b>Methods</b><b></b><p>This investigation used the grounded theory methodology of Corbin and Strauss, including the philosophies of pragmatism and symbolic interactionism, to examine and discover the advocacy process as it informs the role of the nurse advocate. Thirteen peer-identified FAAN nurse leader/advocates were chosen purposively to form a varied and highly experienced study group. These participants were interviewed and their interview transcripts were used as the primary data sources in addition to the researcher’s field notes, memos and participants’ curriculum vita. <p><b>Results</b><p>Transcripts were coded using open and axial coding techniques that allowed the emergence of a conceptual definition of advocacy, the core phenomenon <i>to advocate</i> and five categories and their subconcepts. The product was a unique advocacy matrix theory that the nurse can use to learn the skills of the advocacy process and to enhance leadership for the profession. <p><b>Conclusion</b><b></b><p>This study has contributed to the extant knowledge of the nurse as advocate and has explicated the role of the nurse advocate. This theory has bridged the existing knowledge with a substantive, pragmatic theory that can be applied and utilized by any nurse in any situation where advocacy is needed locally, nationally or internationally.en_GB
dc.subjecteducatoren_GB
dc.subjectadvocacyen_GB
dc.subjectleadershipen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:33:47Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:33:47Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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