Public health nurses experiences of training in Marte Meo communication skills

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/297187
Title:
Public health nurses experiences of training in Marte Meo communication skills
Authors:
O’Donovan, Colette
Affiliation:
Dublin City University (DCU)
Publisher:
Dublin City University (DCU)
Issue Date:
Jul-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/297187
Item Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Description:
Aim: The aim of this research study was to explore with Public Health Nurses their experiences of training in Marte Meo communication skills. Method: A qualitative design using a phenomenological approach was used. Data analysis was guided by a hermeneutic circle of understanding and drew upon Heideggerian principles of philosophy. Data were gathered by unstructured individual interviews with ten Public Health Nurses who participated in the Marte Meo communication skills training course. Findings: Data analysis led to the development of three principal themes categorised as: looking with an extended lens; being at the other end of the lens and awkwardness in simplicity. The findings of this research study suggest that the Public Health Nurses develop a wider focus that facilitates a shift in their clinical practice toward enhanced understanding, and beyond a task-focused orientation. A public health nursing model of practice that emerges is one which focuses on affirming parents, builds on parents‟ strengths and affirms and enhances the Public Health Nurses in their practice. Conclusion: The Marte Meo communication skills training course is experienced by the Public Health Nurses as an empowering model of interaction in their work with families.
Keywords:
RESEARCH

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO’Donovan, Coletteen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-31T14:52:33Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-31T14:52:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/297187-
dc.descriptionAim: The aim of this research study was to explore with Public Health Nurses their experiences of training in Marte Meo communication skills. Method: A qualitative design using a phenomenological approach was used. Data analysis was guided by a hermeneutic circle of understanding and drew upon Heideggerian principles of philosophy. Data were gathered by unstructured individual interviews with ten Public Health Nurses who participated in the Marte Meo communication skills training course. Findings: Data analysis led to the development of three principal themes categorised as: looking with an extended lens; being at the other end of the lens and awkwardness in simplicity. The findings of this research study suggest that the Public Health Nurses develop a wider focus that facilitates a shift in their clinical practice toward enhanced understanding, and beyond a task-focused orientation. A public health nursing model of practice that emerges is one which focuses on affirming parents, builds on parents‟ strengths and affirms and enhances the Public Health Nurses in their practice. Conclusion: The Marte Meo communication skills training course is experienced by the Public Health Nurses as an empowering model of interaction in their work with families.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin City University (DCU)en_GB
dc.subjectRESEARCHen_GB
dc.titlePublic health nurses experiences of training in Marte Meo communication skillsen_GB
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentDublin City University (DCU)en_GB
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