Uncovering the meaning of 'being safe' in practice.


:This paper moves away from the prevalent discourse of competence to consider the meaning of the experience of 'being safe' within the context of childbirth. It offers findings from a doctoral study, informed by the philosophies of Heidegger and Gadamer. Following ethical approval, the data was collected in New Zealand by tape-recorded interviews of 5 midwives, 4 obstetricians, 1 general practitioner and 10 women. The method was informed by van Manen. The findings reveal that in seeking the meaning of being safe one needs to be aware that the unsafety may already be present in the situation. Practitioners may be able to do little to rectify the unsafeness. There is, however, a spirit of safe practice, explicated in this paper, that is likely to make practice as safe as it can possibly be. Wise practitioners are ever mindful that a situation may be or become unsafe, and are always aware of their own limitations.


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  • Using appreciative inquiry to transform health care.

    abstract::Amid tremendous changes in contemporary health care stimulated by shifts in social, economic and political environments, health care managers are challenged to provide new structures and processes to continually improve health service delivery. The general public and the media are becoming less tolerant of poor levels...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Trajkovski S,Schmied V,Vickers M,Jackson D

    更新日期:2013-08-01 00:00:00

  • Adult cancer patients' perception of social support in non-profit electronic counselling services: a descriptive qualitative study.

    abstract::Background: Cancer patients may need to seek support from electronic sources because their needs are not fulfilled in the hospital settings.Objectives: The explore cancer patients' perception of social support in non-profit electronic counselling services.Design: A qualitative descriptive cross-sectional design.Method...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yli-Uotila T,Kaunonen M,Pylkkänen L,Suominen T

    更新日期:2018-06-01 00:00:00

  • 'I'd rather die happy': residents' experiences with food regulations, risk and food choice in residential aged care. A qualitative study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Food regulations exist to protect older people in residential aged care, leading to the restriction of potentially hazardous foods. The impacts of malnutrition, resident centred care and the importance of maintaining individual autonomy for older people are well documented. By contrast, there is scant litera...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bailey A,Bailey S,Bernoth M

    更新日期:2017-12-01 00:00:00

  • Hearing, Listening, Action: Enhancing nursing practice through aural awareness education.

    abstract::Abstract Noise overload within the clinical environment has been found to interfere with the healing process for patients, as well as nurses ability to effectively assess patients. Awareness and responsibility for noise production begins during initial nursing training and consequently a program to enhance aural aware...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Collins A,Vanderheide R,McKenna L

    更新日期:2014-03-29 00:00:00

  • Nurse practitioners in aged care settings: a study of general practitioners' and registered nurses' views.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:This paper draws on a 2015 study in New Zealand that examined perceptions of registered nurses (RNs) and general practitioners (GPs) regarding the role of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in long-term aged care facilities (LTACF). AIM:To explore the attitudes of RNs and GPs regarding the role of NPs in LTACFs. DE...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Forbes V,Harvey C,Meyer A

    更新日期:2018-04-01 00:00:00

  • Relationships between social skills and self-esteem in nurses: a questionnaire study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Our study attempts to evaluate whether nurses' social skills are related to their self-concept and self-esteem. METHODS:A descriptive survey study was developed to 464 nurses who had worked for a minimum of one year in adult or pediatric services. The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSE) and the Scale of Socia...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Losa-Iglesias ME,López López D,Rodriguez Vazquez R,Becerro de Bengoa-Vallejo R

    更新日期:2017-12-01 00:00:00

  • Issues in adolescent health: a challenge for nursing.

    abstract::The young people of today are the greatest investment we as adults have in our future. The care and nurturing we afford the adolescent is just as important as that which we afford to children or the elderly. Although most adolescents have a preoccupation with their bodies, they do not always engage in activities that ...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Nicol MJ,Manoharan H,Marfell-Jones MJ,Meha-Hoerara K,Milne R,O'Connell M,Olliver J,Teekman B

    更新日期:2002-04-01 00:00:00

  • Pediatric nurse practitioners' clinical competencies and knowing patterns in nursing: Focus group interviews.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The generic competency domains of advanced nursing practice have been reported on in numerous countries, but rather few studies have examined competencies specific to pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs). OBJECTIVES:We identified the core clinical competencies of PNPs in South Korea and related these identi...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lee H,Kim A,Meong A,Seo M

    更新日期:2017-10-01 00:00:00

  • An analysis of the satisfaction levels of nursing and midwifery students in a health college in Turkey.

    abstract::A clear understanding and appreciation of the student satisfaction proves to be fundamental in improving educational processes, enhancing the quality of education and evaluating the institutional efficiency. This study aims to determine the satisfaction levels of students and analyze the satisfaction levels on the bas...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kantek F,Kazanci G

    更新日期:2012-08-01 00:00:00

  • Ideological and logistical barriers to the development of nursing research: real or imagined?

    abstract::Australian nurses sit amidst a treasure-trove of developing knowledge, and yet are dragging their feet when it comes to nursing research. Barriers or 'perceived' barriers to the development of nursing research in this country are explored. These include ideological concerns, economic constraints, and infrastructural f...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Saarinen J

    更新日期:1995-06-01 00:00:00

  • Perceptions of nurses about potential barriers to the use of humour in practice: a literature review of qualitative research.

    abstract:AIM:To identify the perceptions of nurses (working with adult patients) about potential barriers to the use of humour in practice. DESIGN/METHODS:A literature review of qualitative research and thematic synthesis were undertaken. Four key databases were systematically searched and manual search conducted. RESULTS:The...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Jones P,Tanay MA

    更新日期:2016-02-01 00:00:00

  • Choosing and remaining in nursing: Iranian male nurses' perspectives.

    abstract::Iranian male nurses' career-choosing practices have not been well investigated. The aim of this study was to explore the reasons why Iranian male nurses choose nursing as a career. In addition it sought to understand the reasons why they remain in nursing. An exploratory descriptive design, employing a qualitative app...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zamanzadeh V,Azadi A,Valizadeh L,Keogh B,Monadi M,Negarandeh R

    更新日期:2013-10-01 00:00:00

  • Mothering at a Distance: what incarcerated mothers value about a parenting programme.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Children with incarcerated mothers experience adverse health, social and emotional circumstances, and are a particularly vulnerable group. Mothers in custody face significant challenges in parenting their children. AIMS:The study aimed to identify participants' views on impact of a parenting support program...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rossiter C,Power T,Fowler C,Jackson D,Hyslop D,Dawson A

    更新日期:2015-01-01 00:00:00

  • Diversity characteristics and the experiences of nursing students during clinical placements: A qualitative study of student, faculty and supervisors' views.

    abstract:UNLABELLED:Abstract Background: Little is known about which diversity characteristics if any, impact on nursing students' clinical placements or how these may affect the quality of their learning experiences. There is therefore a need to better understand these effects not only from the student's perspective but also f...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Koch J,Everett B,Phillips J,Davidson PM

    更新日期:2014-01-01 00:00:00

  • Clinical leadership: using observations of care to focus risk management and quality improvement activities in the clinical setting.

    abstract::In an era when patient safety and quality of care are a daily concern for health care professionals, it is important for nurse managers and other clinical leaders to have a repertoire of skills and interventions that can be used to motivate and engage clinical teams in risk assessment and continuous quality improvemen...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ferguson L,Calvert J,Davie M,Fallon M,Fred N,Gersbach V,Sinclair L

    更新日期:2007-04-01 00:00:00

  • Avoidance of issues in family caregiving.

    abstract::Effective communication between older people and their family carers is necessary for providing appropriate and quality care. However, family carers and carereceivers may avoid discussing issues of concern and this may adversely affect the quality of the caring relationship. This study investigated the content of, and...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Edwards H,Forster E

    更新日期:1999-06-01 00:00:00

  • The evening tea break ritual--a case study.

    abstract::Many nursing scholars, such as Carter (1990), Ford and Walsh (1994), Huey (1986), James (1990), Thomlinson (1990), Larson (1987), Rush et al (1990), Spiller (1992), Street (1990a,b; 1992a,b,c,d), Lawrence (1996), Walker (1967), Walsh and Ford (1989 a,b,c,d; 1991 a,b), have examined the effects of rituals in nursing pr...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lee DS

    更新日期:1999-03-01 00:00:00

  • Creativity and Power: a qualitative, exploratory study of student learning acquired in a community nursing setting that is applied in future settings.

    abstract::Abstract Nursing students undertake clinical placements in a wide range of clinical areas as part of their preparation for professional practice, offering students the opportunity to learn about the clinical context and the work that nurses do. This descriptive study explores the implicit learnings that occur for stud...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Merritt A Rn Bn,Boogaerts M Rn

    更新日期:2013-11-09 00:00:00

  • Intimate partner violence and women's health and wellbeing: impacts, risk factors and responses.

    abstract::Women have approximately a one in four chance of experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV). Those who do are at increased risk of developing physical and mental health problems including traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, gastrointestinal disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance-relat...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wong J,Mellor D

    更新日期:2014-01-01 00:00:00

  • The role of religiosity as a coping resource for relatives of critically ill patients in Greece.

    abstract::Critical care hospitalisation is emotionally overwhelming for the relatives of patients. Research has shown that religiosity is an effective coping resource for people with health related problems and has been correlated with better health outcomes. However the processes by which religiosity is utilized and its effect...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Plakas S,Boudioni M,Fouka G,Taket A

    更新日期:2011-08-01 00:00:00

  • At what cost to health? Tlicho women's medical travel for childbirth.

    abstract::Medical travel policies are instituted in all rural and remote areas of Canada as a means of providing universal health care services to residents. These policies are framed, developed and implemented from a colonial perspective and require re-examination through a more inclusive and collaborative postcolonial lens. T...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Moffitt PM,Vollman AR

    更新日期:2006-09-01 00:00:00

  • Palliative care challenges: implications for nurses' practice in renal settings.

    abstract::The very act of withdrawing dialysis places renal nurses in a unique practice setting requiring a sudden shift in care delivery from one of providing Ife-sustaining, active treatment to that of palliation. The impact of this act on the renal nurse remains largely invisible. Minimal research has been conducted that exp...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Johnson A,Bonner A

    更新日期:2004-07-01 00:00:00

  • A study of periodontal disease awareness amongst third-year nursing students.

    abstract::Nurses make up a large portion of health care professionals, are part of the first line of health care and in a position to provide health education, advice and referrals for patients at high risk of experiencing systemic diseases such as cancers and life-threatening illnesses that are often firstly evident in the mou...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Pai M,Ribot B,Tane H,Murray J

    更新日期:2016-12-01 00:00:00

  • Comparisons of substance abuse, high-risk sexual behavior and depressive symptoms among homeless youth with and without a history of foster care placement.

    abstract:AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:The purpose of this study was to compare prevalence of substance use, high-risk sexual behaviors, and depression symptoms between homeless youth with and without a history of foster care placement. BACKGROUND:Approximately 26,000 young persons exit foster care annually in the United States. Once th...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hudson AL,Nandy K

    更新日期:2012-10-01 00:00:00

  • A collaborative model of community health nursing practice.

    abstract::This paper discusses a strategic collaborative partnership between a Western Australian university and a community health service based on a Practice-Research Model. The partnership has involved a senior academic (0.2 FTE) working in the community health setting as a Nurse Research Consultant since 1998. The first sec...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Downie J,Ogilvie S,Wichmann H

    更新日期:2005-12-01 00:00:00

  • Exploring nursing education in the People's Republic of China, Japan and Turkey.

    abstract::The global nursing shortage has caused competition and cooperation between countries desperate for registered nurses (RNs), and has led to an increase in migration and international recruitment of nurses. Some nursing diplomas or degrees earned in one country may not be transferable to another. As a result, there is g...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 社论


    authors: Thobaben M,Roberts DA,Badir A,Wang H,Murayama H,Murashima S,Taguchi A

    更新日期:2005-07-01 00:00:00

  • Can education make a difference to undergraduate nursing students' attitudes to psychiatric nursing?

    abstract::The introduction of undergraduate nursing education throughout Australia has had serious implications for the position of psychiatric nursing in attracting graduates into this field. There is some evidence from the results of limited research that a more positive view of psychiatric nursing can emerge as the result of...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Happell B

    更新日期:2000-03-01 00:00:00

  • 'Doing clinical': the lived experience of nursing students.

    abstract::This investigation looked at the phenomenon of 'doing clinical' from the nursing students' perspective. A qualitative descriptive research based on the phenomenological approach was chosen as the method to reveal the meaning of 'doing clinical', through the analysis of nursing students' descriptions of their everyday ...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yong V

    更新日期:1996-06-01 00:00:00

  • The role of Indigenous family ethnic schema on well-being among Native Hawaiian families.

    abstract::Despite assertions of the importance of family in Indigenous cultures and its impact on psychological and physical health, there remains a paucity of research and a lack of measurement on Indigenous families' worldviews and their respective impact on well-being. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the r...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: McCubbin LD

    更新日期:2006-12-01 00:00:00

  • Nursing students perceptions of desirable leadership qualities in nurse preceptors: a descriptive survey.

    abstract::There is a paucity of literature examining the context of leadership within the clinical preceptor/undergraduate nursing student relationship and the relevance of this to the clinical learning environment. This study used a mixed methodological survey approach to explore the leadership qualities in nurse preceptors th...

    journal_title:Contemporary nurse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zilembo M,Monterosso L

    更新日期:2008-02-01 00:00:00