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"Finding a snowflake": A journey into caring as experienced by nurse managers

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1992
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The purpose of this phenomenological research was to capture the experience of caring in the lived world of the nurse managers. Interviews with six nurse managers were utilized to generate data and then transcribed into text. The researcher's analysis of the data followed the phenomenological method as interpreted by Ray. Essential themes of growth, listening, frustration, intuition, support, and receiving of gifts were described by participants. Variant themes of touch, humor, flexibility, counseling, limitations, and competence also emerged. Interpretive themes of nurses' way of being, reciprocal caring, and caring moment as transcendence unfolded. A metatheme of energy emerged from further analysis. Deeper reflection and intuition afforded the researcher the opportunity to grasp the unity of meaning as a metaphorical snowflake and poetic expression.
Title: "Finding a snowflake": A journey into caring as experienced by nurse managers.
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Name(s): Bartolon, Marian Carmel.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Brown, Carolyn L., 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: 115 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The purpose of this phenomenological research was to capture the experience of caring in the lived world of the nurse managers. Interviews with six nurse managers were utilized to generate data and then transcribed into text. The researcher's analysis of the data followed the phenomenological method as interpreted by Ray. Essential themes of growth, listening, frustration, intuition, support, and receiving of gifts were described by participants. Variant themes of touch, humor, flexibility, counseling, limitations, and competence also emerged. Interpretive themes of nurses' way of being, reciprocal caring, and caring moment as transcendence unfolded. A metatheme of energy emerged from further analysis. Deeper reflection and intuition afforded the researcher the opportunity to grasp the unity of meaning as a metaphorical snowflake and poetic expression.
Identifier: 14864 (digitool), FADT14864 (IID), fau:11650 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Thesis (M.S.N.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1992.
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Subject(s): Caring
Nurse administrators
Held by: Florida Atlantic University Libraries
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Sublocation: Digital Library
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Owner Institution: FAU
Is Part of Series: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library Collections.