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dc.contributor.supervisor McClement, Susan (Nursing) en_US
dc.contributor.author Nesbitt, Janice
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-17T14:28:08Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-17T14:28:08Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/14910
dc.description.abstract Cerebral vascular accidents (CVAs) rank as the third leading cause of death in Canada with more than 50,000 of these events occurring annually. The evidence base from which to provide end-of- life care to patients dying from a CVA is currently limited, and there is a dearth of research examining the experiences of nurses charged with the responsibility of caring for these patients. In order to begin to address this gap in the literature, a qualitative study, using van Manen’s interpretive phenomenology was conducted to examine and describe the lived experiences of nurses working on an acute neurosciences unit in a tertiary hospital. Nine nurses were interviewed initially, and two nurses participated in follow-up interviews to confirm the interpretation of the data. This manuscript will discuss the essence of nurses’ lived experience in caring for these patients, as well as implications for education, practice, and future research. en_US
dc.subject nursing en_US
dc.subject neuroscience en_US
dc.subject stroke en_US
dc.subject intracranial hemorrhage en_US
dc.subject palliative care en_US
dc.subject end-of-life care en_US
dc.subject van Manen en_US
dc.subject interpretive phenomenology en_US
dc.title The lived experiences of neuroscience nurses caring for acute stroke patients requiring end-of-life care en_US
dc.degree.discipline Nursing en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Edwards, Marie (Nursing) Harlos, Mike (Family Medicine) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Nursing (M.N.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2013 en_US


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