Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22013
Title: Australian perioperative nurses' experiences of assisting in multi-organ procurement surgery: A grounded theory study
Contributor(s): Smith, Zaneta  (author)orcid ; Leslie, Gavin (author); Wynaden, Dianne (author)
Publication Date: 2015
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.12.004
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22013
Abstract: Introduction/background: Multi-organ procurement surgical procedures through the generosity of deceased organ donors, have made an enormous impact on extending the lives of recipients. There is a dearth of in-depth knowledge relating to the experiences of perioperative nurses working closely with organ donors undergoing multi-organ procurement surgical procedures. Aim: The aim of this study was to address this gap by describing the perioperative nurses experiences of participating in multi-organ procurement surgical procedures and interpreting these findings as a substantive theory. Design: This qualitative study used grounded theory methodology to generate a substantive theory of the experiences of perioperative nurses participating in multi-organ procurement surgery. Setting: Recruitment of participants took place after the study was advertised via a professional newsletter and journal. The study was conducted with participants from metropolitan, rural and regional areas of two Australian states; New South Wales and Western Australia. Participants: Thirty five perioperative nurse participants with three to 39 years of professional nursing experience informed the study. Methods: Semi structured in-depth interviews were undertaken from July 2009 to April 2010 with a mean interview time of 60 min. Interview data was transcribed verbatim and analysed using the constant comparative method. Results: The study results draw attention to the complexities that exist for perioperative nurses when participating in multi-organ procurement surgical procedures reporting a basic social psychological problem articulated as hiding behind a mask and how they resolved this problem by the basic social psychological process of finding meaning. Conclusion: This study provides a greater understanding of how these surgical procedures impact on perioperative nurses by providing a substantive theory of this experience. The findings have the potential to guide further research into this challenging area of nursing practice with implications for clinical initiatives, management practices and education.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52(3), p. 705-715
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1873-491X
0020-7489
Field of Research (FOR): 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 920118 Surgical Methods and Procedures
920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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