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Public health nurses' experiences of training in Marte Meo communication skills.

O'Donovan, Colette (2011) Public health nurses' experiences of training in Marte Meo communication skills. Master of Science thesis, Dublin City University.

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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.

Item Type:Thesis (Master of Science)
Date of Award:November 2011
Supervisor(s):Clarke, Jean
Uncontrolled Keywords:Marte Meo communications;
Subjects:Medical Sciences > Nursing
DCU Faculties and Centres:UNSPECIFIED
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:16583
Deposited On:01 Dec 2011 11:41 by Jean Clarke. Last Modified 01 Dec 2011 11:41

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