Date of Award
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Master of Science (MS)
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the dilemmas encountered by a group of nurses attempting to implement a concept of nursing into their practice. Twelve nurses employed at a large metropolitan teaching hospital were studied. Data collection consisted of complete written recordings of twelve one-hour group meetings of these nurses using a participant-observation format. Data was analyzed using Argyris and Schon's process of theory building as a framework. Five dilemmas and specific conflicts contributing to these dilemmas were identified. Of the five dilemmas of inconsistency, incongruence, effectiveness, value, and testability, inconsistency was encountered most frequently.
Harvey, Myrna M., "Dilemmas Encountered in Professional Nursing Practice As a Result of Implementing a Conceptual Framework of Nursing" (1978). Master's Theses (1922-2009) Access restricted to Marquette Campus. 3321.