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Title: We are different : the voices of psychiatric advanced practice nurses on the performance of their roles
Authors: Fung, YL
Chan, ZCY 
Chien, WT 
Keywords: Advanced practice nurse
Psychiatric nursing
Role development
Service development
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Contemporary nurse, 2016, v. 52, no. 1, p. 13-29 How to cite?
Journal: Contemporary nurse 
Abstract: Background: Many studies have affirmed that psychiatric advanced practice nurses (APNs) perform multifaceted roles. However, only a limited amount of research has been conducted on their perceptions of the performance of their roles. Aim: To explore the lived experiences of psychiatric APNs concerning the performance of their roles. Design: Data were collected from individual semi-structured interviews and analysed using the interpretative phenomenological analysis method.
Methods: The study was conducted in a hospital cluster in Hong Kong. Thirteen psychiatric APNs were purposively recruited.
Results: Three themes were discerned, namely, ‘We are different’, ‘Who am I?’, and ‘I am who I am’.
Conclusions: The findings can help psychiatric APNs and nurse administrators to better understand the needs of the role-bearers (APNs) and to develop strategies to support the development of advanced psychiatric nursing practices in Hong Kong and worldwide.
ISSN: 1037-6178
EISSN: 1839-3535
DOI: 10.1080/10376178.2016.1194724
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