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"Forgotten moments": The paradox of excellence in nursing practice

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1992
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The purpose for this research was to study the meaning of the lived experience of excellence in nursing practice as described by registered nurses. The phenomenon of excellence in practice is a commonly cited goal of individual nurses, as well as of organized departments of nursing service and nursing education. Ray's phenomenological method was used to describe and identify themes and to construct the meaning of excellence in nursing practice experience as used in the language by nurses. Registered nurses were interviewed by using an open-ended question technique. In addition, audiotape was employed, and the interviews were transcribed to text. The phenomenological analytic method of dwelling with and describing the data was used to identify emergent themes. The themes allowed for the emergence of a unity of meaning of the lived experience of excellence in nursing practice. Relationships with and visions for nursing were presented.
Title: "Forgotten moments": The paradox of excellence in nursing practice.
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Name(s): Scelsi, Dixie Brennan.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Parker, Marilyn A., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1992
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 143 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The purpose for this research was to study the meaning of the lived experience of excellence in nursing practice as described by registered nurses. The phenomenon of excellence in practice is a commonly cited goal of individual nurses, as well as of organized departments of nursing service and nursing education. Ray's phenomenological method was used to describe and identify themes and to construct the meaning of excellence in nursing practice experience as used in the language by nurses. Registered nurses were interviewed by using an open-ended question technique. In addition, audiotape was employed, and the interviews were transcribed to text. The phenomenological analytic method of dwelling with and describing the data was used to identify emergent themes. The themes allowed for the emergence of a unity of meaning of the lived experience of excellence in nursing practice. Relationships with and visions for nursing were presented.
Identifier: 14796 (digitool), FADT14796 (IID), fau:11585 (fedora)
Note(s): Thesis (M.S.N.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1992.
Subject(s): Nursing
Success
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