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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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 (until 2013)
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Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2010 13:31
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2010 10:58

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