Advancing nursing practice with a unit-based clinical expert.

  title={Advancing nursing practice with a unit-based clinical expert.},
  author={Sandra K. Hanneman},
  journal={Image--the journal of nursing scholarship},
  volume={28 4},
OBJECTIVE To explore patterns in the practice of nursing and patient outcomes. DESIGN Qualitative field research. POPULATION, SAMPLE, SETTING Populations were critical care nurses and critically ill adult patients in the 10-bed medical critical care unit of a 900-bed teaching hospital. A convenience-purposive sample of 27 nurses and 31 patients was studied in 1985. METHODS Six months of participant observation, unstructured interviews, and the constant comparison method of grounded theory… CONTINUE READING

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