Responses to work complexity: the novice to expert effect.

  title={Responses to work complexity: the novice to expert effect.},
  author={Jeri L Burger and Karen Parker and Linda Cason and Sheila L Hauck and Denise Kaetzel and Cathy L O'Nan and Ann K White},
  journal={Western journal of nursing research},
  volume={32 4},
The purpose of this study was to explore the differences in how advanced beginners, competent, and expert nurses prioritize and reprioritize patient care. This qualitative study had a purposive sample of 23 nurses on cardiac/ telemetry units at five hospitals. Four themes emerged from the data: cognitive strategies, communication, integration of roles, and response to the work environment. As the nurses progressed in expertise, they were better able to organize, more effectively deal with… CONTINUE READING

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