ERIC Number: EJ1008985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Caring for Students with Type 1 Diabetes: School Nurses' Experiences
Wang, Yueh-Ling; Volker, Deborah L.
Journal of School Nursing, v29 n1 p31-38 Feb 2013
This qualitative study used a Husserlian phenomenological approach to obtain an understanding of the essences of five experienced Taiwanese school nurses' lived experience of caring for students with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Audio-recorded, semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted. Data analysis entailed a modified method from Colaizzi. Four intertwined themes were discovered: (a) I try to put myself in the parents' and students' shoes, (b) I am not a diabetes expert, (c) managing T1DM requires teamwork, and (d) caring for students with T1DM is a struggle with practical limitations. The findings show that these school nurses encountered many challenges as they implemented their roles and responsibilities in caring for students with T1DM. The findings suggest that increasing school nurses' competence in caring for students with T1DM and developing effective strategies to overcome the challenges faced may be useful. Multidisciplinary teamwork could benefit the diabetes management activities in school settings.
Descriptors: Diabetes, School Nurses, Work Experience, Phenomenology, Work Attitudes, Caregiver Attitudes, Caring, Foreign Countries, Caregiver Role, Program Implementation, Competence, Semi Structured Interviews, Chronic Illness, Self Efficacy, Clinics, Qualitative Research, Expertise, Emotional Intelligence, Teamwork, Performance Factors, Sampling
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan