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Bachelor in Science (Nursing) (BSc (Cur))

Research Proposal

A QUALITATIVE RESEARCH STUDY INVESTIGATING
NURSES’ PERCEPTIONS AND EXPERIENCES OF
PROVIDING PSYCHOLOGICAL CARE TO BURNS
PATIENTS DURING THE RECOVERY PHASE.

Work Declaration
I ________________hereby declare that the work in this Research Proposal is entirely my own work, except where stated. Research was gathered using online databases and printed texts and all work referenced is included in a reference list. No help was sought from an external professional agency and there was no use of other students past work and has not been submitted as an exercise for assessment at this or any other University.

Signed: __________________________
Print Name:__________________________
Date: _____________


 

Table of Contents

1. Title Page……………………………………………………………….……..…...i 2. Acknowledgements…………………………………………......……………......ii 3. Work Declaration...……………………………………………...………………..iii 4. Table of Contents...…………………………………………………..………..…iv 5. Abstract………………………………………………………….…………………1 Chapter 1

6. Identifying the Research Issue……………………………………………….....7 7. Literature Review………………………………………………………………....8 1.2.1 Psychological Implications…………………………………………..…….9 1.2.2 Interventions………………………………………..……………………..11 1.2.3 Nursing Role………………………………………………………..……..13 1.2.4 Conclusion…………………………………………………..…………….14 8. Research Question……………………………………………………….……..15 9. Aims and Objectives…………………………………………………………….15 Chapter 2

10. Research Methodology…………………………………………………...……16 11. Design/Proposed Method……………………………………………..………16 12. Population Sample…………………………………………………..…...…...17 13. Data collection………………………………………………………………...18 14. Data Analysis………………………………………………………………….19 16. Pilot Study……………………………….…………………………………......19 17. Robustness…………………………...……………………………………….20 18. Ethical Consideration…………………………………...…………………….20 2.8.1 Beneficence and Non-maleficence……………………………………..20 3 

 

2.8.2 Autonomy…………………………………………………………………21 2.8.3 Justice…………………………………………………………………….21 Chapter 3
20. Proposed Outcome…………………………………………………………….22 21. Limitations……………………………………………………………………….22 22. Dissemination……………………………………………………………………22 23 Time Scale………………………………………………………...……………..23 24. Resources………………………………………………………………………23 25. Reference List…………………………………………………………………..38

Appendices
Appendix I

Table 1

Appendix II

Letter to Ethics Committee

Appendix III

Letter to Director of Nursing

Appendix IV

Letter to Clinical Nurse Managers

Appendix V

Letter of Invitation

Appendix VI

Consent

Appendix VII

Sample Interview

Appendix VIII

Colaizzi’s Seven Step Process to Data Analysis

Appendix IX

Time Scale


 

Abstract

Research Question: What are nurses’ perceptions and experiences of providing psychological care to burn victims?
Background: Burn injuries are a common traumatic experience which can set an enormous amount of stress and strain on an individual’s psychological state. Due to the improvements in emergency services and burn treatment in the past century more and more burn survivors are required to make psychosocial adjustments to cope with their new body image (Lawrence et al. 2006, Klein et al. 2007, Ullrich et al. 2009).

There are known support groups to aid this adjustment post hospitalization however literature demonstrates the lack of research into the psychological care provided by nurses during the patient’s recovery period in hospital. Thus the research question “What are nurses’ perceptions and experience of providing psychological care for burn victims?” was developed.

Aim of this study: This study aims to explore nurses’ perceptions and experiences of providing psychological care in order to identify areas of psychological care which can be improved or developed to enhance quality of practice.

Methods: The research method chosen and best suited to this study is descriptive qualitative research. The proposed method for data...
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