Uncovering the evidence of non-expert nephrology nursing practice

Bonner, Ann (2006) Uncovering the evidence of non-expert nephrology nursing practice. International Journal Of Nursing Practice, 12(2), pp. 51-56.

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Expertise in nursing has been widely studied although there have been no previous studies into what constitutes expertise in nephrology (renal) nursing. This paper, which is abstracted from a larger study into the acquisition and exercise of nephrology nursing expertise, provides evidence of the characteristics and practices of non-expert nephrology nurses. Using the grounded theory method, the study took place in one renal unit in New South Wales, Australia, and involved six non-expert and 11 expert nurses. Sampling was purposive then theoretical. Simultaneous data collection and analysis using participant observation, review of nursing documentation and semistructured interviews was undertaken. The study revealed a three-stage skills-acquisitive process that was identified as non-expert, experienced non-expert and expert stages. Non-expert nurses showed superficial nephrology nursing knowledge and limited experience; they were acquiring basic nephrology nursing skills and possessed a narrow focus of practice.

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ID Code: 43791
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Export Date: 20 July 2011 Source: Scopus
Keywords: article, attitude to health, Australia, career mobility, clinical competence, education, educational model, evidence based medicine, health personnel attitude, human, knowledge, model, nephrology, nurse attitude, nursing discipline, nursing methodology research, nursing staff, organization and management, patient care, professional practice, psychological aspect, qualitative research, questionnaire, self evaluation, standard, time management, Attitude of Health Personnel, Efficiency, Organizational, Evidence-Based Medicine, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Models, Educational, Models, Nursing, New South Wales, Nurse's Role, Nursing Staff, Hospital, Patient-Centered Care, Professional Autonomy, Questionnaires, Self Assessment (Psychology), Specialties, Nursing
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2006.00550.x
ISSN: 1440-172X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Blackwell Publishing
Deposited On: 07 Aug 2011 22:50
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:22

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