The lived experience of Australian nurses working in disaster environments

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First PhD progress presentation delivered at the University of Canberra, Disciplines of Nursing and Midwifery Research Residential School, 31 March 2011

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The lived experience of Australian nurses working in disaster environments

  1. 1. The lived experience of Australian nurses working in disaster environments <br />Jamie Ranse RN FRCNA<br />Assistant ProfessorFaculty of Health <br />University of Canberra<br />Web: www.jamieranse.com<br />Twitter: jamieranse<br />Phone: +61 (0)2 6201 5380Email: jamie.ranse@canberra.edu.au<br />Supervisors: Professor Paul Arbon and Dr Lynette Cusack<br />
  2. 2. overview<br />Background <br />What we know;<br />Experience<br />Role<br />Education<br />Willingness<br />Resources <br />Professional issues<br />What we don’t know<br />Outline PhD plan<br />
  3. 3. background<br />How do you define ‘disaster’?<br />TFQCDM/WADEM, 2002<br />
  4. 4. what we know: experience<br />Descriptive events<br />Little or no out-of-hospital experience <br />Ranse, et al., 2010; Robertson, et al., 2005<br />
  5. 5. what we know: role<br />Victorian bushfires<br />Wenchuan earthquake<br />Queensland floods<br />Cameron, et al., 2009; Ranse, et al, 2010; Yang, et al., 2010<br />
  6. 6. what we know: education<br />Currently haphazard approach<br />On-the-job<br />Competencies<br />Future – within a framework<br />Duong, 2009 ; Hammad, et al., 2010; Ranse, et al., 2010; Usher, et al., 2010<br />
  7. 7. what we know: willingness<br />Most willing<br />Not all able<br />Not prepared<br />Arbon et al, 2010; Arbon et al, 2006<br />
  8. 8. what we know: resources<br />Granville train crash and bridge collapse<br />Wenchuan earthquake<br />Communicable diseases<br />Yang, et al., 2010<br />
  9. 9. what we know: professional issues<br />Altered level of care<br />Autonomous practice<br />Challenges in staffing<br />
  10. 10. what we don’t know<br />
  11. 11. PhD plan<br />Question<br />What is it like for Australian nurses to work in the out-of-hospital environment during disaster response or recovery?<br />Design<br />Hermeneutic phenomenological<br />Population / Sample<br />Nurses deployed in a civilian team (not defense)<br />Actively participated in the response or recovery to a disaster in the out-of-hospital environment<br />
  12. 12. PhD plan<br />Participant recruitment<br />DoHA records of people deployed OR<br />Purposive / advertised with snowballing<br />~30 participants<br />Data collection<br />Semi-structured individual interviews at 2 points in time<br />Data analysis <br />Thematic analysis<br />Sententious approach<br />van ManenM, 1990<br />
  13. 13. PhD plan<br />
  14. 14. The lived experience of Australian nurses working in disaster environments <br />Jamie Ranse RN FRCNA<br />Assistant ProfessorFaculty of Health <br />University of Canberra<br />Web: www.jamieranse.com<br />Twitter: jamieranse<br />Phone: +61 (0)2 6201 5380Email: jamie.ranse@canberra.edu.au<br />Supervisors: Professor Paul Arbon and Dr Lynette Cusack<br />

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