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ERIC Number: ED304032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Nursing Process: Is It Just a Label?
Richardson, Virginia; And Others
A study was conducted of the internalization of the nursing process, based on the assumption that use of nursing-process terminology (to describe an interaction between a health-care provider and a client) might indicate internalization of the process. Six subjects (three college seniors and three registered nurses who had completed a baccalaureate program before 1968) independently viewed a videotape of an interview between a health-care provider and a patient. Each subject was then asked to describe what had just been seen, and their comments were audiotaped, transcribed and reviewed. The subjects did not in any instance use terminology commonly associated with the nursing process. A followup study is suggested, and it is hypothesized that one of the problems may be that the problem-solving process (with which the student nurse is already equipped) is substituted for the nursing process model. Contains 6 references. (KM)
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Interpersonal Communication, Medical Care Evaluation, Nurses, Nursing, Nursing Education, Problem Solving, Socialization, Vocabulary
Indiana University School of Nursing, Nu 423, 610 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46223 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A