Hospitalized children's views of the good nurse

Brady, Mary (2009) Hospitalized children's views of the good nurse. Nursing Ethics, 16(5), pp. 543-560. ISSN (print) 0969-7330

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Abstract

Research relating to patients' views of the good nurse has mainly focused on the perspectives of adult patients, with little exploring the perceptions of children. This article presents findings from a qualitative study that explored views of the good nurse from the perspective of hospitalized children. The aims of the study were threefold: to remedy a gap in the literature; to identify characteristics of the good nurse from the perspective of children in hospital; and to inform children's nursing practice. Twenty-two children were interviewed using an adapted 'draw and write' technique. Five themes relating to children's views of the good nurse emerged from the analysis: communication; professional competence; safety; professional appearance; and virtues. Each of these will be discussed in relation to good nurse literature and recommendations made for children's nursing practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: communication, hospitalized children, professional competence, professional appearance, safety, virtues, write technique, draw
Research Area: Nursing and midwifery
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences
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Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2010 13:31
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2010 10:58
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/6953

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