Moving on: An exploration of one nurse's experience of transition from one practice environment to another

Hockings, Heather Rose (2010) Moving on: An exploration of one nurse's experience of transition from one practice environment to another. Masters dissertation thesis, Wintec.

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“Moving on: An exploration of one nurse’s experience of transition from one practice environment to another” is a qualitative research project exploring the transition of a registered nurse from a familiar work environment into a new and different clinical setting. The project using personal recollections as primary sources and informed by Heideggerian phenomenological methodology, has explored the lived experience of the researcher. The stories include such topics as emotions, success and failure, preceptors, L plates, progress and sticks and stones. These stories have been blended with and supported by a variety of other previously published material discussing transition and related themes such as education, preceptors, horizontal violence and belonging. The blended sources have been used to extrapolate from the individual reality, broader understanding of the main concerns and issues for nurses in transition. From this wider view foundational commonalities and meanings have been developed and a number of recommendations offered to progress this issue in the healthcare setting including acknowledgement and recognition, practical changes such as time to learn, collegial care and concern, and further investigation.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters dissertation)
Additional Information:30 credit postgraduate research project
Keywords that describe the item:Nursing, Phenomenology, Transition
Subjects:R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Health & Social Practice
ID Code:1413
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Deposited On:07 Dec 2011 00:37
Last Modified:14 Nov 2012 22:45

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