Practice uncertainty: Changing perceptions

Vaid, Patrycja R., Ewashen, Carol, & Green, Theresa (2013) Practice uncertainty: Changing perceptions. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 44(10), pp. 439-444.

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Practice uncertainty occurs when health care providers feel uncomfortable in response to unfamiliar or challenging patient care situations. Practice uncertainty is inevitable in health care, and there are many contextual factors that can lead to either good or bad outcomes for patients and health care providers. Practice uncertainty is not a well-established concept in the literature, perhaps because of the predominant empirical paradigm and the high value placed on certainty within current health care culture. This study was conducted to explore practice uncertainty and bring this topic into the foreground as a first step toward practice evolution. A shift in the perception of practice uncertainty may change the way in which practitioners experience this phenomenon. This process must start with nursing educators recognizing and acknowledging this phenomenon when it occurs.

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ID Code: 85050
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: burnout, uncertainty, treatment outcome, professional practice, human relation, continuing education, human
DOI: 10.3928/00220124-20130716-33
ISSN: 0022-0124
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 30 Jun 2015 22:51
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2015 01:54

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