Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291575
Title:
Surviving the storm: The experience of Desert Storm nurses
Author:
Concannon, Kathleen O'Sullivan, 1958-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Military nurses are often faced with uncertainty in their careers. The potential for deployment raises several concerns: family security, personal safety, and appropriate training to meet the requirements of deployment. Effectively managing these concerns necessitates coping skills and a supportive environment. Using grounded theory, three Air Force nurses were interviewed about their experience of deployment in support of Desert Shield/Storm. From these interviews, a theory emerged of Camaraderie, Patriotism, and Personal Growth as defining the experience. Camaraderie had three dimensions: Physical, Emotional, and Psychological. Despite the stressors encountered throughout the period of time deployed, the experience was described as an overall positive event. This study was an initial attempt to define the experience of deployment. Nurses facing future deployments could use this theory to design supportive processes to ensure a positive experience.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Longman, Alice J.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSurviving the storm: The experience of Desert Storm nursesen_US
dc.creatorConcannon, Kathleen O'Sullivan, 1958-en_US
dc.contributor.authorConcannon, Kathleen O'Sullivan, 1958-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractMilitary nurses are often faced with uncertainty in their careers. The potential for deployment raises several concerns: family security, personal safety, and appropriate training to meet the requirements of deployment. Effectively managing these concerns necessitates coping skills and a supportive environment. Using grounded theory, three Air Force nurses were interviewed about their experience of deployment in support of Desert Shield/Storm. From these interviews, a theory emerged of Camaraderie, Patriotism, and Personal Growth as defining the experience. Camaraderie had three dimensions: Physical, Emotional, and Psychological. Despite the stressors encountered throughout the period of time deployed, the experience was described as an overall positive event. This study was an initial attempt to define the experience of deployment. Nurses facing future deployments could use this theory to design supportive processes to ensure a positive experience.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLongman, Alice J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1349130en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b2763033xen_US
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