Overcoming strangeness and communication barriers: a phenomenological study of becoming a foreign nurse

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Title:
Overcoming strangeness and communication barriers: a phenomenological study of becoming a foreign nurse
Authors:
Magnusdottir, H
Citation:
Int Nurs Rev. 2005, 52(4):263-9
Issue Date:
1-Dec-2005
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: This paper presents a study that explored the lived experience of foreign nurses working at hospitals in Iceland. AIM: The aim was to generate an understanding of this experience both for local and international purposes. METHOD: The methodology that guided the study was the Vancouver school of doing phenomenology. Sampling was purposeful and consisted of 11 registered nurse from seven countries. The data were collected in dialogues; the analyses were thematic. FINDINGS: The findings are presented in five main themes that describe the essence of the experience with the overall theme of 'Growing through experiencing strangeness and communication barriers'. The first theme portrays how the nurses met and tackled the multiple initial challenges. One of the challenges, described in the second theme, was becoming outsiders and needing to be let in. The third theme explores the language barrier the nurses encountered and the fourth theme the different work culture. The fifth then illuminates how the nurses finally overcame these challenges and won through. CONCLUSION: The findings and their international context suggest the importance of language for personal and professional well-being and how language and culture are inseparable entities.
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dc.contributor.authorMagnusdottir, H-
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-07T22:43:57Z-
dc.date.available2006-06-07T22:43:57Z-
dc.date.issued2005-12-01-
dc.identifier.citationInt Nurs Rev. 2005, 52(4):263-9en
dc.identifier.issn0020-8132-
dc.identifier.pmid16238722-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1466-7657.2005.00421.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/3030-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: This paper presents a study that explored the lived experience of foreign nurses working at hospitals in Iceland. AIM: The aim was to generate an understanding of this experience both for local and international purposes. METHOD: The methodology that guided the study was the Vancouver school of doing phenomenology. Sampling was purposeful and consisted of 11 registered nurse from seven countries. The data were collected in dialogues; the analyses were thematic. FINDINGS: The findings are presented in five main themes that describe the essence of the experience with the overall theme of 'Growing through experiencing strangeness and communication barriers'. The first theme portrays how the nurses met and tackled the multiple initial challenges. One of the challenges, described in the second theme, was becoming outsiders and needing to be let in. The third theme explores the language barrier the nurses encountered and the fourth theme the different work culture. The fifth then illuminates how the nurses finally overcame these challenges and won through. CONCLUSION: The findings and their international context suggest the importance of language for personal and professional well-being and how language and culture are inseparable entities.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishingen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-7657.2005.00421.xen
dc.subjectForeign Professional Personnelen
dc.subjectAdaptation, Psychologicalen
dc.subjectAttitude of Health Personnelen
dc.subjectAcculturationen
dc.subjectNursing Staff, Hospitalen
dc.subjectBurnout, Professionalen
dc.subjectCommunication Barriersen
dc.subjectFriendsen
dc.subjectHealth Facility Environmenten
dc.subjectInterprofessional Relationsen
dc.subjectNursing Methodology Researchen
dc.subjectOrganizational Cultureen
dc.subjectSelf Concepten
dc.subjectWorkplaceen
dc.subjectSocial Supporten
dc.subjectSocial Isolationen
dc.subjectSocial Distanceen
dc.subjectSemanticsen
dc.subjectQuestionnairesen
dc.subjectAdulten
dc.subjectFemaleen
dc.subjectMiddle Ageden
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectIcelanden
dc.titleOvercoming strangeness and communication barriers: a phenomenological study of becoming a foreign nurseen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational nursing reviewen
dc.format.digYES-
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