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A Study of Student Nurses` Observation Experiences of Human Body Dissection
Kim, Mi-Hee; Chae, Myeong-Jeong;
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Purpose: This study attempted to describe the essential structure of nursing students` experiences as observers of human body dissection. Methods: The research was undertaken as qualitative research. The data was collected through written sources of 169 students majoring in nursing. The analysis of data was made using the phenomenological analytic method suggested by Colaizzi (1978). Results: In this study, five categories of themes emerged. They were: `unfamiliar wait`,`standing at the edge of chaos`,`growth through reflection`, `be immersed in practice`, `winging to be a nurse`. Conclusion: This study will prove helpful not only in understanding nursing students` observation experiences of human body dissection but also in describing their needs for systematic and emotional support.
Students;Learning;Human body;Dissection;Qualitative research;
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간호대학생의 법의간호사의 역할에 대한 인식과 법의간호학 교육요구,홍해숙;김다진;김현정;성효진;윤원정;나연경;

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