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The lived world experience of the Registered Nurse, First Assistant (RNFA)

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Date Issued:
1994
Summary:
With the current trends in health care, new avenues must be explored in order to contain cost, yet provide for quality care. The Registered Nurse, First Assistant (RNFA) provides a cost effective alternative to another surgeon as surgical assistant. Using Max van Manen's phenomenological method, four RNFAs participated in semistructured audio-taped interviews, in order to explore their lived world experience. Six essences of being an RNFA emerged from the data: being a nurse/nursing; a way of being with others/presence; a way of doing for others; constancy/continualness; experience/knowing; and, a sense of self-completeness. These were interwoven against the lifeworld existentials of relationality, spatiality, temporality, and corporeality. The findings revealed that the RNFA offers uniqueness as nursing and uniqueness as experience.
Title: The lived world experience of the Registered Nurse, First Assistant (RNFA).
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Name(s): Smith, Jennifer R.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Locsin, Rozzano, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1994
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 110 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: With the current trends in health care, new avenues must be explored in order to contain cost, yet provide for quality care. The Registered Nurse, First Assistant (RNFA) provides a cost effective alternative to another surgeon as surgical assistant. Using Max van Manen's phenomenological method, four RNFAs participated in semistructured audio-taped interviews, in order to explore their lived world experience. Six essences of being an RNFA emerged from the data: being a nurse/nursing; a way of being with others/presence; a way of doing for others; constancy/continualness; experience/knowing; and, a sense of self-completeness. These were interwoven against the lifeworld existentials of relationality, spatiality, temporality, and corporeality. The findings revealed that the RNFA offers uniqueness as nursing and uniqueness as experience.
Identifier: 15100 (digitool), FADT15100 (IID), fau:11877 (fedora)
Note(s): Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Thesis (M.S.N.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1994.
Subject(s): Nursing--Practice
Operating room nursing
Surgical nursing
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