Tools to look on, look in and look around: an appreciative inquiry of medication administration practice

Martyn, Julie (2013) Tools to look on, look in and look around: an appreciative inquiry of medication administration practice. In: 7th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference 2012: Partnerships and the Research Journey, 22-24 Oct 2012, Armidale, Australia.

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Appreciative Inquiry is a methodological approach originating in the discipline of organisation development and management. The principles underpinning this approach can be used to take a new look at nursing practice of medication administration. In ensuring that this different perspective can be judged as credible by others in the discipline it was deemed necessary to gather information from various vantage points. Observation, coupled with interviews were analysed along with researcher reflections and the relevant literature to gain a comprehensive view of real world practice that provides positive aspects of practice. The observation data collection tool was designed using internationally recognizable performance indicators adding to the trustworthiness of the findings while the computer assisted qualitative data software package NVivo 10 provided the platform through which to systematically handle the data to comprehensively approach the phenomena of nursing practice during medication administration in the in-patient setting of a regional hospital located in south east Queensland.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2013 University of New England. All material is copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for educational purposes as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without written permission from the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2013 02:44
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2017 02:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: appreciative inquiry; NVivo; observation; interview; drug administration; medication administration; nurses
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences > 111504 Pharmaceutical Sciences
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences

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