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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The research outlined in this paper aimed to establish a consensus view amongst primary healthcare professionals about the competencies that district nurses need in order to fulfil an effective role in health promotion. BACKGROUND In recent years there has been a growing emphasis on health promotion in primary care in the United(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of the research was to identify how the development of concept analyses have influenced practising nurses' understanding of health promotion. More specifically the aim gives rise to the objective of establishing how they translate their understanding into practice. BACKGROUND The acknowledgement that nurses are confused about(More)
AIM This paper is a report of a study to explore the meaning of empowerment for nursing students in relation to their clinical practice experiences. BACKGROUND Empowerment and power are well-researched areas of nursing practice, particularly in relation to Registered Nurses. Furthermore, several studies have considered the experiences of nursing students(More)
AIM In this paper we explore the congruence of focus group interviews within a phenomenological framework. BACKGROUND Focus groups as a research method are popular in nursing. Similarly, phenomenology is a dominant methodology for nurse researchers globally. A number of nurse researchers have combined focus groups and phenomenology, but there are others(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to explore the empowerment of nursing students in clinical practice. This paper focuses on 'being valued' as an important element of empowerment. BACKGROUND Empowerment of nursing students is necessary in order for them to foster a sense of control and self-efficacy for those in their care. However, there is very little(More)
AIM This paper is a discussion of the use of poststructuralism as a means of exploring power and empowerment in nursing. BACKGROUND Power and empowerment are well-researched areas of nursing practice, but the issue of how to empower nurses and patients continues to cause debate. Power and empowerment are complex issues and other researchers have provided(More)
Steps to enhance the rigour of qualitative research are much debated in nursing research. Prolonged engagement in the field, maintaining a journal and member checks (participant feedback) can help with this. This paper examines the latter, principally as we have been intrigued by the opposing viewpoints of nurse scholars regarding this matter. A process of(More)
AIM This paper is a report of a study to explore the phenomenon of empowerment cross-culturally by comparing the situations in which nursing students from the United Kingdom and Japan experienced empowerment and disempowerment in clinical practice. BACKGROUND Empowerment has been the focus of many studies, but most focus on the experience of Registered(More)
Llinos Haf Spencer reports on the use of the cluster analysis statistical technique in nursing research and uses data from the Welsh Language Awareness in Healthcare Provision in Wales survey as an exemplar She concludes that cluster analysis is a valuable tool to tease out patterns in data that are not initially evident in bivariate analyses and thus(More)
The significant policy changes in UK health care over the past decade have led to a consequent shift in the delivery of nurse education to ensure the development and sustainability of a knowledgeable nursing workforce. One of the most recent, radical and important initiatives is Modernising Nursing Careers, which outlined four key priority areas for(More)