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dc.contributor.supervisor Grant Kalischuk, Ruth
dc.contributor.author Wilson, Penni L
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-17T18:16:07Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-17T18:16:07Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3541
dc.description.abstract The purposes of this phenomenological hermeneutics study were to gain an understanding of the meaning nine public health nurses (PHNs) in southern Alberta attach to their experience of promoting health related to safe and secure water; and to illuminate their emergent understanding of barriers and opportunities in that regard. Semi-structured interviews were conducted, and data analysis followed van Manen’s approach. Under an overarching theme, Being in the Desert, findings are presented through four themes: Desertification of the Practice Context; Desiccation of the PHN; Adaptation of the PHN; and Reclamation of Practice. Barriers to a role with water are central and embedded within the lived experience of PHNs; opportunities lie in the awareness that emerged through the discourse of the interviews. This discourse with PHNs must continue, so that they can begin to articulate an enhanced role in promoting health related to safe and secure water. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health Sciences en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences) en_US
dc.subject Public health nurses en_US
dc.subject Health promotion en_US
dc.subject Water -- Health aspects en_US
dc.subject Southern Alberta en_US
dc.subject Water quality -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Water supply -- Alberta en_US
dc.title Much to do about nothing: the desertification of public health nursing practice in relationship to water and its impact on health en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.proquestyes No en_US


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