Thursday, July 22, 2004
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Thursday, July 22, 2004
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
This presentation is part of : Posters I
Using Creative Writing and Art to Explore Students' Perceptions of Caring
Kathy Ann Janvier, PhD, RN and Marianne Tallman, MS, RN-C. Department of Associate Degree Nursing, Delaware Technical & Community College, Newark, DE, USA

Objective: To explore student perceptions of caring through creative writing and art. Design: The study design is interpretive phenomenology of words and symbols appearing in student creative writing and art projects addressing the concept of caring. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Associate degree nursing students in the final course of their program of study prior to graduation were asked to write or draw creatively, an original work describing the concept of caring. The project is ongoing; however, to date, 105 students have participated in the research by completing the creative writing assignment for the years 2002-2003. Concept or Variables Studied Together: The concepts studied in this ongoing research include caring, professionalism, and nursing. Methods: An intepretive phenomenologic approach to data analysis including reading, translation, transposition, and phenmenological reflection will be used in this study. Findings, conclusions and implications will come forth from the data and will be presented following analysis.

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