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dc.contributor.authorGillespie, Brigiden_US
dc.contributor.authorChaboyer, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.authorWallis, Marianneen_US
dc.contributor.authorChang, Hsiao-Yunen_US
dc.contributor.authorWerder, Helenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:33:23Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:33:23Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-01-28T05:30:22Z
dc.identifier.issn1365-2648en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04955.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/28512
dc.description.abstractAbstract Title. Operating theatre nurses' perceptions of competence: a focus group study. Aim. This paper is a report of a study exploring nurses' perceptions of the components of competence in the operating theatre. Background. Competency Standards for operating theatre practice are used in some countries to guide clinical and professional behaviours. The need for competence assessment has been enshrined, but the conceptualization and agreement about what signifies competence in Operating Theatre has been lacking. Methods. Three focus groups were conducted with 27 operating theatre nurses in three major metropolitan hospitals in Queensland, Australia. Interviews were audio taped and field notes were taken. Data were collected during 2008. Thematic analysis was performed. Findings. From the analysis of the textual data, three themes were identified: 'coalescence of theoretical, practical, situational and aesthetic knowledge within a technocratic environment'; 'the importance of highly developed communication skills among teams of divergent personalities and situations'; and 'managing and coordinating the flow of the list'. Conclusion. These findings have identified that competence in respect to components of knowledge, teamwork and communication, and the ability to coordinate and manage are important and should be incorporated in operating theatre Competency Standards. Additionally, findings may assist in the development of an instrument to measure operating nurses' perceived competence. Keywords: communication, competence, focus group, knowledge, leadership, teamwork, theatre nurses, workloaden_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent71458 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1019en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1028en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue5en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Advanced Nursingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume65en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111099en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321103en_US
dc.titleOperating Theatre nurses’ perceptions of competence: A focus group studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.The definitive version is available at www.interscience.wiley.comen_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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