Role Conflict Experience of Geriatric Nurse Practitioners

노인전문간호사의 역할갈등 경험

  • Received : 2014.03.25
  • Accepted : 2014.05.09
  • Published : 2014.06.28


Purpose: This study investigated experience of role conflict of geriatric nurse practitioners by qualitative study. Methods: This study is based on the qualitative research using phenomenological methodology. The research participants were 5 geriatric nurse practitioners. The data collection methodologies were in -depth interviews. The interviews were conducted 2 to 4 times where each interview lasted within the range of 30 minutes to 2 hours. The data collection and analysis were carried out simultaneously and the Colaizzi (1978) methodology was adopted for the data analysis. Results: As result of research, from 75 significant statements, 12 meaningful statements, 6 themes, and 3 clusters of themes were extracted. The 3 clusters of themes are 'Intrapersonal role conflict', 'Relationship role conflict', and 'Institutional role conflict'. Conclusion: The finding of this study suggest the legal status guarantee have to be prepared in order to resolve the role conflict of geriatric nurse practitioners.


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