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The structure of values synthesized from the lived experiences of agency nurses

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1992
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The purpose of this study was to identify nursing values from lived experiences of six nurses during interactions with patients. Nurses employed by nursing agencies were asked: "describe an interaction you have experienced with a patient that best represents your nursing values". Giorgi's method of interpretation for phenomenological studies was used to analyze the stories. From each participant's specific values a general description of the structure of all participants' values was generated. Caring was the predominant value that emerged and encompasses nursing practice and the compassionate action it teaches. Concepts emerging from the study are living and learning of values, unpretentious presence, and caring as the ascendent value in nursing practice. Recommendations for future study include exploration of these concepts toward development of a value based nursing practice to increase job satisfaction and self-esteem for nurses recognizing their values.
Title: The structure of values synthesized from the lived experiences of agency nurses.
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Name(s): Strews, Wendy Lea.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Parker, Marylyn, 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: 122 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The purpose of this study was to identify nursing values from lived experiences of six nurses during interactions with patients. Nurses employed by nursing agencies were asked: "describe an interaction you have experienced with a patient that best represents your nursing values". Giorgi's method of interpretation for phenomenological studies was used to analyze the stories. From each participant's specific values a general description of the structure of all participants' values was generated. Caring was the predominant value that emerged and encompasses nursing practice and the compassionate action it teaches. Concepts emerging from the study are living and learning of values, unpretentious presence, and caring as the ascendent value in nursing practice. Recommendations for future study include exploration of these concepts toward development of a value based nursing practice to increase job satisfaction and self-esteem for nurses recognizing their values.
Identifier: 14834 (digitool), FADT14834 (IID), fau:11622 (fedora)
Note(s): Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Thesis (M.S.N.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1992.
Subject(s): Nurse and patient
Nurses--Job satisfaction
Nursing services
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