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Title: Waiting: The experience of persons in a critical care waiting room
Author: Bournes, Debra A.; Mitchell, Gail
Abstract: The purposes of this study were to discover the essences of the
experience of waiting, to provide new knowledge about what it is like to wait,
and to contribute to nursing knowledge. Participants were 12 persons who
were family members or friends of persons in an adult critical care unit. The
Parse research method was used to answer the research question:What is the
structure of the lived experience of waiting? The central ending of this study
was this structure: The lived experience of waiting is a vigilant attentiveness
surfacing amid an ambiguous turbulent lull as contentment emerges with
uplifting engagements. The structure is discussed in relation to nursing
knowledge and in relation to how it can inform future research and practice.
Subject: critical care
human becoming
Parse method
phenomenological hermeneutic research
waiting
Type: Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/944
Published: Research in Nursing & Health
Series: 25
Citation: Bournes, D.A., & Mitchell, G.J. (2002). Waiting: The experience of persons in a critical care waiting room. Research in Nursing & Health, 25, 58-67.
ISSN: 0160-6891
Date: 2002

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