The experience of being an older operating room nurse

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Susan A. Letvak, Professor and Department Chair (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: THIS QUALITATIVE STUDY used a purposive sample of perioperative nurses age 50 or older to describe the experience of being an older perioperative nurse. Three themes were identified from data analysis: growing old in the OR, interpersonal and organizational concerns, and worries about the future. THESE OLDER PERIOPERATIVE NURSES still are challenged and energized by being in the OR, although they have concerns about call and scheduling and have experienced conflict with surgical technologists. THESE NURSES ALSO ARE VERY WORRIED about the future of nursing, specifically perioperative nursing. They aptly asked, "What's going to happen when the older nurses are gone and no one is here to train the new ones?" AORN J 78 (October 2003) 635-649.

Additional Information

Publication
AORN Journal, 78(4),635-649
Language: English
Date: 2003
Keywords
Perioperative nurse, Older nurse, Worries, Experience