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Abstract Background: Family transitions such as the birth of children and retirement often necessitate a redefinition of the marriage relationship, as other roles are added or changed. Stroke is a common, and also a particularly difficult, transition for a married couple. In a third of marriages...
Unmasking the self as a fallible health professional: A grounded theory study on the psychosocial process of mitigating the negative effects of shame due to mistakesDownload
This grounded theory study investigated the effect of shame on health professionals who make mistakes. Interviews with nurses, physicians, pharmacists and residents generated rich data from which to formulate a theory on the psychosocial process of making a mistake. The stories and experiences...
The Shoemaker’s Son: A Substantive Theory of Social Media Use for Knowledge Sharing in Academic LibrariesDownload
In the last decade social media have become integrated in the knowledge sharing practices of libraries. While an entire genre of literature is devoted to the use of social media for promotion (i.e., ‘Library 2.0’), little research has been done on the use of social media for organizational...
Background: Making a mistake in clinical practice is a difficult experience for seasoned practitioners as well as nursing students. Although there has been some research in examining the phenomenon of errors/mistakes in experienced practitioners there is nothing that examines nursing students....
Refining Nursing Practice: A Grounded Theory of How Nurses Learn to Nurse Well in the Current Health Care MilieuDownload
Continuing to provide high-quality care to patients in the present health care system is challenging. As with many contemporary organizations, health care is characterized by change. This grounded theory study examined nurses’ workplace learning, with a particular focus on the role of the...
The impetus for this study came from my clinical practice with burn-injured children in India. Burn injury is one of the most traumatic accidents a child can suffer. Parents are profoundly affected when their child is burn-injured. The number of pediatric burn admissions in low-income countries...
Critical thinking is an important indicator of student learning and is an essential outcome of baccalaureate nursing education. The role of nurse educators in the development of students’ critical thinking has been overlooked despite the importance of their actions to facilitate critical...
Government information interactions are inevitable at many points in our lives; life events and milestones often intersect with the need for governmental programs and services information that will help or facilitate the resulting life transitions. This qualitative research study takes a...
Letting go: How newly-graduated Registered Nurses in western Canada decide to exit the nursing professionDownload
The Canadian Nurses Association predicts the nursing shortage will rise to an estimated 60,000 Registered Nurses (RNs) by the year 2022. Further compounding this issue is the approximate 14-61% of nursing graduates who will change nursing roles or exit the profession within two years of...
The current research was designed to add to the youth sport coping literature by examining adolescent athletes’ stressor appraisals and coping and to understand the way in which athletes learn to cope. Two studies were conducted. Study one was a metastudy (Paterson, Thorne, Canam, & Jillings,...