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Ophthalmic advanced practice: the ‘lived experience’

Ophthalmic advanced practice: the ‘lived experience’

Evans, Patricia (2010) Ophthalmic advanced practice: the ‘lived experience’. International Journal of Ophthalmic Practice, 1 (2). pp. 80-84. ISSN 2044-5504

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Aim: The aim of that study was to explore and describe the transitional experience of developing within these roles using a phenomenological approach.
Methods: Purposive sampling of five advanced practitioners/nurse consultants was used. Data were generated from in depth unstructured face-to-face interviews
of practitioners. Data were analyzed by thematic analysis.
Results: The study is significant because it focused on the experience of role transition to consultant level in ophthalmic nursing. Key themes arising from the findings are nurse consultant/advanced practitioner role issues; the person behind the role; preparation for the role; role enjoyment; issues within the care team.
Conclusions: This study helps to identify factors that support and hinder role development in this context and may inform planning for managers as well as clinical staff when considering the implementation of these roles in practice.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] This article presents some of the findings of a study undertaken as a Masters dissertation at London South Bank University in 2005/06 while the author was working as a Lecturer Practitioner at Moorfields Eye Hospital National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust, London and City University, London. This research was presented at the 17th Congress of the European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) in 2009.
Uncontrolled Keywords: advanced practice, role transition, ophthalmic nursing, lived experience, education and development
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
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