Factors leading to disciplinary action against nurses in New Zealand: A case analysis.

McClunie-Trust, Patricia (2015) Factors leading to disciplinary action against nurses in New Zealand: A case analysis. IIQM QM Conference 2015 Qualitative Methods: Better bounded or boundless, Melbourne, Australia, 28-30 April, 2015.

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This research uses a multiple case study approach to examine the factors leading to disciplinary against nurses in New Zealand for professional misconduct. The focus for this research is a compassionate analysis of the often complex personal, professional and institutional factors that contribute to situations where nurses fail to exercise the judgement necessary to practice professionally. Understanding more about how nurses come to be disciplined for professional misconduct contributes to our knowledge about how to recognise and manage challenging situations, including both personal and professional risk, and to recognise more about ourselves as professional people. In the first phase of this research, a multiple case study approach is used to analyse the documented Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal cases that were referred to the Nursing Council of New Zealand Professional Conduct Committee between 2012 and 2014. Each case represents examples where elements of nurse’s behaviour can be understood and interpreted in the context of professional practice. The focus for analysis of the Disciplinary Tribunal case notes is to explore differences and similarities between cases, and to theorise underlying reasons for why the behaviour leading to disciplinary action occurred. Of particular interest are the circumstances under which decisions or judgments were made in the practice context and to understand why a nurse may have made a particular choice. In this case study approach, findings are developed inductively, creating theoretical interpretations grounded in an iterative process of cross case synthesis.

Item Type:Paper presented at a conference, workshop, or other event which was not published in the proceedings
Keywords that describe the item:Disciplinary action, nursing practice, case study research, professional responsibilities
Subjects:R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Health & Social Practice
ID Code:3752
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