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People, liminal spaces and experience : Understanding recontextualisation of knowledge for newly qualified nurses

Allan, HT, Magnusson, C, Horton, K, Evans, K, Ball, E, Curtis, K and Johnson, M 2015, 'People, liminal spaces and experience : Understanding recontextualisation of knowledge for newly qualified nurses' , Nurse Education Today, 35 (2) , e78-e83.

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Abstract

Background: Little is known about how newly qualified nurses delegate to health care assistants when delivering bedside care. Aim: To explore newly qualified nurses' experiences of delegating to, and supervising, health care assistants. Design: Ethnographic case studies. Settings: In-patient wards in three English National Health Service (NHS) acute hospitals. Participants: 33 newly qualified nurses were observed, 10 health care assistants and 12 ward managers. Methods: Participant observation and in-depth interviews. Findings: We suggest that newly qualified nurses learn to delegate to, and supervise, health care assistants through re-working (`recontextualising') knowledge; and that this process occurs within a transitional (`liminal') space. Conclusions: Conceptualising learning in this way allows an understanding of the shift from student to newly qualified nurse and the associated interaction of people, space and experience. Using ethnographic case studies allows the experiences of those undergoing these transitions to be vocalised by the key people involved.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Nurse Education Today
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0260-6917
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Funders: GNC Trust
Depositing User: Professor Martin Johnson
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2015 18:17
Last Modified: 29 May 2015 15:44
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/33275

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