Nursing in a technological environment: nursing care in the operating room
Bull, Rosalind, and FitzGerald, Mary (2006) Nursing in a technological environment: nursing care in the operating room. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 12 (1). pp. 3-7.
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Operating room nurses continue to draw criticism regarding the appropriateness of a nursing presence in the operating room. The technological focus of the theatre and the ways in which nurses in the theatre have shaped and reshaped their practice in response to technological change have caused people within and outside the nursing profession to question whether operating room nursing is a technological rather than nursing undertaking. This paper reports findings from an ethnographic study that was conducted in an Australian operating department. The study examined the contribution of nurses to the work of the operating room through intensive observation and ethnographic interviews. This paper uses selected findings from the study to explore the ways in which nurses in theatre interpret their role in terms of caring in a technological environment.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||caring; ethnography; operating room nursing; perioperative nursing; technology|
|FoR Codes:||11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care) @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||24 Nov 2009 10:33|
|Last Modified:||13 Feb 2011 18:00|
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