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Exploring nursing expertise in residential care for older people: a mixed method study

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Advanced Nursing, May 2016
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Title
Exploring nursing expertise in residential care for older people: a mixed method study
Published in
Journal of Advanced Nursing, May 2016
DOI 10.1111/jan.13001
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Authors

Phelan, Amanda, McCormack, Brendan, Amanda Phelan, Brendan McCormack

Abstract

To explore the expertise of Registered Nurses in residential care for older people. As older people in residential care have many complex dependencies, nursing expertise is an essential component of care excellence. However, the work of these nurses can be invisible and, therefore, unrecognized. Thus, additional attention is required to illuminate such nursing expertise. A mixed method design was used in this study. The research took place in 2012 in the Republic of Ireland. Twenty-three case study nurses were recruited from nursing homes. Each case study nurse involved five data collection methods: shadowing, interview with a colleague, interview with a resident, a demographic profile and a director of nursing survey. The study was also informed by a modified focus group. Qualitative data were analysed using directed content analysis using a conceptual framework generated from the literature on nursing expertise. Quantitative data were analysed using SPSS and presented in descriptive statistics. The findings from the case studies and the modified focus group are presented in seven themes, which represent nursing expertise in residential care of older people: transitions, context of the nursing home, saliency, holistic practice knowledge, knowing the resident, moral agency and skilled know how. Nursing expertise in residential care of older people is a complex phenomenon which encompasses many aspects of care delivery in a person-centred framework. By rendering this expertise visible, the need for appropriate and adequate skill mix for a growing residential care population is presented.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 7%
Unknown 13 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 36%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 14%
Researcher 2 14%
Librarian 2 14%
Professor 1 7%
Other 2 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 5 36%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 21%
Social Sciences 2 14%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 7%
Unspecified 1 7%
Other 2 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 June 2016.
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#484,774
of 7,971,101 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Advanced Nursing
#435
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#25,794
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Advanced Nursing
#42
of 89 outputs
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