Philip W. Morrison

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All grades of nursing staff in a recently established interim secure forensic unit completed the Index of Work Satisfaction (IWS; n = 40). High levels of job satisfaction were achieved on four of the IWS subscales: (i) professional status; (ii) interaction; (iii) doctor-nurse relationship; and (iv) autonomy. Moderate levels of satisfaction were found on two(More)
The system of nurse education in the UK is undergoing a radical shake-up. Many new courses are being designed and implemented along the lines of the Project 2000 framework. New curricula and course structures are required to meet the changing role of the nurse of the future. Many curriculum design teams are adopting a competence-based model of curriculum to(More)
Allelic frequencies of 15 short tandem repeats (STR) markers (CSF1PO, FGA, THO1, TPOX, VWA, D3S11358, D5S818, D7S820, D8S1179, D13S317, D16S539, D18S51, D21S11, D19S433 and D2S1338) were determined using the AmpFl STR Identifiler PCR Amplification Kit in Puerto Rican American individuals (N=205) from Massachusetts. The FGA, D18S51 and D2S1338 loci had a(More)
The ideal that patients should be participants in their own care has found wide acceptance amongst nurses. Yet within the academic discipline of nursing little has been done to clarify the nature of participation. In this paper, a phenomenology of participation is presented as it applies to the caring work of nursing. Participation requires: (a) attunement(More)
Six Category Intervention Analysis was used as the framework of a study which involved asking 117 trained nurses to rate their interpersonal skills along six dimensions. The findings suggested that the nurses viewed themselves as being more skilled in offering support, information and prescription in their dealings with patients and less skilled in being(More)
The theoretical framework known as Six Category Intervention Analysis is described. This framework has been used in the teaching of interpersonal skills in various settings but there appears to be little or no empirical work to test out the theory. In the present study, an instrument was devised for assessing student nurses' perceptions of their(More)
The disposal of used tires generated each year in the U.S. by landfill is increasingly becoming an unacceptable solution. A better solution from an environmental and economic standpoint is to thermally reprocess the tires into valuable products such as activated carbon, other solid carbon forms (carbon black, graphite, and carbon fibers), and liquid fuels.(More)
The process of caring is central to nursing practice but it remains a poorly defined concept in nursing practice and education. A small number of studies of caring in the field of nursing have been undertaken, but these have tended to be more quantitative in nature. This paper describes a qualitative study designed to explore nurses' perceptions of the(More)
This report outlines the results of a survey of trained nurses' perceptions about themselves as professional carers. Twenty-five nurses of charge nurse grade were interviewed using Kelly's personal construct theory and repertory grid technique. Nurses were asked to elicit eight bipolar constructs and to rate eight elements, including a 'myself as a carer'(More)