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Nurse perceptions of exemplary nursing practice in the context of stressed workplaces

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dc.contributor.advisor Gregory, David
dc.contributor.author McRae, Sheila A
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-28T17:42:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-28T17:42:17Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/3128
dc.description viii, 166 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to discover how registered nurses identify and define exemplary nursing practice within the context of stressed workplaces. A qualitative study of peer nominated registered nurses within Southern Alberta was conducted to enhance understanding of exemplary nursing practice from the perspective of nurse peers and the nurse nominees themselves. Purposeful, judgement sampling by peer nomination was used to accrue the study sample. Person centered interviews (N=17) provided rich data and understanding of the phenomenon of interest. Being, Knowing, Doing, Giving and Receiving, (Stiles, 1990) served as the conceptual framework. This research revealed contextual factors that fostered and challenged exemplary nursing practice. Participants identified similar characteristics of exemplary nursing practice, such as love of nursing, deep knowing, high standards of care, and demanding of self. Undermining factors of exemplary nursing such as lack of time, fragmented care, and lack of respect were identified. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health Sciences, c2011 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences) en_US
dc.subject Nurses -- Practice -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Nurses -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Nurses -- Alberta -- Job stress en_US
dc.subject Nursing -- Alberta -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject Nurses -- Alberta -- Job satisfaction en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Nurse perceptions of exemplary nursing practice in the context of stressed workplaces en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en_US

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