Working in an overcrowded accident and emergency department : nurses ' narratives

@inproceedings{Kilcoyne2007WorkingIA,
  title={Working in an overcrowded accident and emergency department : nurses ' narratives},
  author={Mary Kilcoyne},
  year={2007}
}
  • Mary Kilcoyne
  • Published 2007
Aim The aim of this study was to highlight nursing issues associated with overcrowding (or access block) in the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department. Design An interpretive phenomenological approach was adopted, with the utilisation of unstructured interviews. Setting The A&E department of a general hospital situated in the West of Ireland. Participants Eleven nurses working in the A&E department volunteered to be interviewed. Findings Three central themes, with inter‑related sub‑themes… CONTINUE READING
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