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ERIC Number: EJ887182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
School Nurse Resilience: Experiences after Multiple Natural Disasters
Broussard, Lisa; Myers, Rachel
Journal of School Nursing, v26 n3 p203-211 2010
This qualitative descriptive study explored the experiences of school nurses in coastal Louisiana, who were affected by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in 2008 and who had also been in the path of destruction caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. The purpose of the study was to describe the experiences of school nurses affected by repeated natural disasters in relation to their professional practice. The researchers conducted interviews with five school nurses, using the constant comparative method of data analysis to analyze transcripts for recurrent themes. Findings revealed a common process of developing resilience among participants. As a result of their experiences, participants described the ability to recover and adapt in the face of adversity. Various factors affected this resilience, including preparedness, support from others, both personally and professionally, and commitment to the communities in which they live. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana