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Victoria University of Wellington

1. Maher, Julie Mary. An Exploration of the Experience of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing on Firefighters Within a Region of the New Zealand Fire Service.

Degree: 1999, Victoria University of Wellington

This study originates from my practice experience working for the New Zealand Fire Service back in the late 1980's and early 1990's as an Occupational Health Nurse where I piloted a Critical Incident Stress Peer Support programme in the No.4 Region. My interest in the area began after attending a seminar on Critical Incident Stress Debriefing based on Mitchell's model of debriefing (1983). I had begun to recognise in my practice what I believed to be work-related stress but was a little uncertain about where this stress originated. After attending the seminar I began to understand that some of this stress was related to Critical Incident Stress (CIS) from firefighters exposure to critical incidents. This study explores four firefighters experience of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) within a Region of the New Zealand Fire Service. It explores the application of CISD as one component of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), and the Nurse Researcher's philosophy of Clinical Nurse practice in relation to the application of CISD. The knowledge gained from the analysis of the data has the potential to influence professionals understanding of their experience and affect future practice and that of others working in the field of CISM. The aim of the study was to gain a greater indepth understanding of firefighters experience specifically in relation to their participation in a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) following their exposure to a critical incident. Much of the literature that supported CISD appeared to offer a rather superficial understanding of the firefighters experience in relation to CISD. I chose to use narratives as the methodology, utilising four individual case studies as a method of social inquiry in order to explore the experience of CISD. The narratives were able to creatively capture the complexity and the dynamic practice of CISD. An overall pattern of the formalised process was uncovered through the participants' narratives. Eight dominant themes were highlighted from the narratives which included safe environment; ventilating the stress reaction; similar feelings; getting the whole picture; peer support; bonding and resolution. While these themes were common to all the participants, each participant had a particular theme/s which was unique to their experience. As a Nurse Researcher with dual practice interests in the area of nursing education and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), I am in a position to inform practice and service development. It is my belief that the knowledge gained from this study has the potential to be transferred to others working in the field of CISM. The study results are timely, practical and informative at a time of major change in the New Zealand Fire Service. Advisors/Committee Members: Martin, Margi.

Subjects/Keywords: Occupational hazards; Emergency workers; Distress; Crisis invtervention; Narrative inquiry; Case studies; Participants' narratives

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APA (6th Edition):

Maher, J. M. (1999). An Exploration of the Experience of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing on Firefighters Within a Region of the New Zealand Fire Service. (Masters Thesis). Victoria University of Wellington. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10063/111

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Maher, Julie Mary. “An Exploration of the Experience of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing on Firefighters Within a Region of the New Zealand Fire Service.” 1999. Masters Thesis, Victoria University of Wellington. Accessed September 18, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10063/111.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Maher, Julie Mary. “An Exploration of the Experience of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing on Firefighters Within a Region of the New Zealand Fire Service.” 1999. Web. 18 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Maher JM. An Exploration of the Experience of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing on Firefighters Within a Region of the New Zealand Fire Service. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Victoria University of Wellington; 1999. [cited 2020 Sep 18]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10063/111.

Council of Science Editors:

Maher JM. An Exploration of the Experience of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing on Firefighters Within a Region of the New Zealand Fire Service. [Masters Thesis]. Victoria University of Wellington; 1999. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10063/111


Victoria University of Wellington

2. McKinlay, Eileen. Within the Circle of Care: the Patient's Lived Experience of Receiving Palliative Care.

Degree: 1998, Victoria University of Wellington

I am a Registered Comprehensive Nurse with dual practice interests in the care of terminally ill people, and in quality improvement. This research study originates from my experience of working in a hospice as a clinical nurse then as a quality improvement co-ordinator in the early 1990s. At this time, quality improvement in the health services was relatively new, and there was no locally published research on quality improvement in palliative care. World wide there was a developing body of palliative care quality improvement literature (Higginson 1989, 1993, 1995); however there had been little research undertaken which reflected the patients' perception of the palliative care experience. As a result of my work experience came the quest to find out directly from patients, the aspects of care which they considered valuable. I chose to use the descriptive-phenomenological methodology particularly utilising van Manen's (1990) phenomenological method. This methodology allows the participants' experience to stand apart from existing health professional defined palliative care knowledge, yet provides a way for this participant knowledge to complement and augment it. This descriptive-phenomenological study describes six persons' experience of care within a palliative care setting, and discusses the possible significance that this may have for the practice of palliative care. The participants had at least two care experiences within this setting and were interviewed on one occasion shortly after their discharge, within their own homes. I invited the participants to talk about their care experiences. The anecdotes which the participants relayed, when reflected on, revealed both a pattern of storytelling as well as individual components of care. These components or elements of the care experience as well as informing each other, created a representation, a schematic description of their experience. The representation 'The circle of care', is orientated around the central component of 'identity', with the encircling valued components of care being: 'keeping control', 'being safe', 'chosen isolation', 'mortality awareness', 'relaxation and relinquishment', 'caring qualities', 'being watched' and 'humour'. The circle of 'palliative care philosophy' contained these components, finally being enclosed by an outer circle of the 'spiritual\aesthetic qualities of the environment of care'. The reality of people receiving palliative care is characterised by a number of supportive traditional and non-traditional aspects of caring. Although some characteristics have been described within general health and palliative care literature, some appear to have been generated by these particular participants as part their reality. The selected methodological approach and results limit the study to the context in which it was conducted. However the study suggests that patients are valued informants, and that they are able to augment existing palliative care knowledge. Ideally their input should be sought within the current systems of… Advisors/Committee Members: Bickley, Joy.

Subjects/Keywords: Service evaluation; Service quality; Quality of care; Palliative care; Circle of care; Descriptive phenomenological study; Van manen's thematic analysis; Participants' narratives

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APA (6th Edition):

McKinlay, E. (1998). Within the Circle of Care: the Patient's Lived Experience of Receiving Palliative Care. (Masters Thesis). Victoria University of Wellington. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10063/107

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

McKinlay, Eileen. “Within the Circle of Care: the Patient's Lived Experience of Receiving Palliative Care.” 1998. Masters Thesis, Victoria University of Wellington. Accessed September 18, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10063/107.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

McKinlay, Eileen. “Within the Circle of Care: the Patient's Lived Experience of Receiving Palliative Care.” 1998. Web. 18 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

McKinlay E. Within the Circle of Care: the Patient's Lived Experience of Receiving Palliative Care. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Victoria University of Wellington; 1998. [cited 2020 Sep 18]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10063/107.

Council of Science Editors:

McKinlay E. Within the Circle of Care: the Patient's Lived Experience of Receiving Palliative Care. [Masters Thesis]. Victoria University of Wellington; 1998. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10063/107

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