Poster Presentation

Friday, July 13, 2007
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Friday, July 13, 2007
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
This presentation is part of : Poster Presentation III
Nursing experiences and perceptions in clinical caring: From nurses' perspectives
Yea-Pyng Lin, RN, School of nursing, Chang-Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan and Yun-Fang Tsai, PhD, RN, School of Nursing, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan.
Learning Objective #1: To know the nursing experiences and perceptions in clinical caring from the nursesí point of view.
Learning Objective #2: To help nursing administrators to catch the demand of nurses and to adequately resolve the associated problems.

Nursing experiences and perceptions in clinical caring: From nurses' perspectives Objective: Nurses constantly face the need to provide patient care, emphasis on physical, psychological, and spiritual within the health care system. To concern their nursing experiences and perceptions in clinical caring is important. The purpose of the paper was to explore nursing experiences and perceptions in clinical caring from the nurses' point of view. Materials and Methods: A qualitative research method was applied to this paper with major assumptions from the symbolic interaction perspective. Forty subjects were recruited from a regional hospital using purposive sampling and were interviewed using structured method in eastern Taiwan. Miles and Huberman qualitative method was used to analyze the data. Results: Five aspects that were generated from the results of the study can be used to describe nurses' concerns as follows: function of nursing roles (to provide professional and holistic cares, satisfy requirements of commitment and conscience, to provide promptness and effectiveness of nursing service, and give a guiding principle for patient self-care), positive experiences in nursing processes (affirmations and feedbacks from patients, their families, and team members in the health care system; and professional ability), frustrated experiences in nursing processes (insufficient support system from team members, especially from organization of nursing department, negative attitude from patients and their families), coping behaviors (include problem and emotion orientation) and expectations of administrators (to improve the professional competency, the shortage of nurses in clinical caring, and upgrade the position of nurses). Conclusions: The study explored nurses' experiences and perceptions in clinical caring. The results of this paper can be used to help nursing administrators to catch the demand of nurses and to adequately resolve the associated problems. Key words: Nursing experiences, perception