Ethical conflicts in community-based health care

Messervey, Sarah E. (2016) Ethical conflicts in community-based health care. Practicum Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

[img] [English] PDF - Accepted Version
Available under License - The author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.

Download (547kB)

Abstract

In this practicum report, I describe my research practicum focused on ethical conflicts experienced by community-based nurses working in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. This research-based practicum project is situated within, and will contribute to, a larger grounded theory study entitled Clinical Ethics Committees and Ethical Conflicts in Community Health Care (Dr. Alice Gaudine and Dr. Caroline Porr, co-principal investigators). My overall goal was to conduct a qualitative research project to gain valuable experience with qualitative research methodology, namely interviewing and analyzing qualitative data. Five nurses were interviewed about ethical conflicts encountered in community-based health care. I employed the technique of qualitative content analysis to sort through and analyze the qualitative data derived from my interviews with community-based nurses. Several predominant categories emerged from the data: types of ethical conflicts, strategies used to manage conflicts, supportive factors, and barriers. I discuss these categories in detail within this report, including theoretical conjecture based on Greenberg and Edwards’ (2009) Voice and Silence in Organizations. I also put forth recommendations for nursing research, practice and administration based on my project findings. Finally, I discuss the advanced nursing practice competencies achieved through completion of this research practicum project.

Item Type: Report (Practicum Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/13467
Item ID: 13467
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references.
Department(s): Nursing, Faculty of
Date: June 2016
Date Type: Submission

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over the past year

View more statistics