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ERIC Number: ED556560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 144
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ISBN: 978-1-3036-8169-1
Viewing eCare through Nurses' Eyes: A Phenomenological Study
Willey, Jeffrey Allan
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
Published research suggests that the future of health care will be dependent on new technologies that serve to decrease the need for increased numbers of critical-care nurses while also increasing the quality of patient care delivery. The eCare technology is one technology that provides this service in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. The purpose of this study was to elicit themes regarding ICU nurses perceptions of the eCare technology in assisting with patient care delivery. Explorations of nurses' perceptions of eCare were guided using phenomenology. Twenty nurses participated in the interview process and provided a description of their experience with the eCare technology. The data collected were analyzed and three themes emerged: eCare as a backup, eCare as a safety resource, and the use of eCare to assist in nurse-to-physician and nurse-to-nurse communication and collaboration. Based on the analysis of the findings, conclusions were derived from the data: nurses in the ICU perceive that eCare provides a means of a backup relieving them of needing another physical presence, nurses in the ICU perceive that eCare is a resource in providing safety for patient care, and that nurses in the ICU perceive that eCare provides a means of increased communication and collaboration between nurses and physicians. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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