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dc.contributor.supervisor Sedgwick, Monique G.
dc.contributor.author Torrie, Carmen Ann
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-11T17:20:54Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-11T17:20:54Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5903
dc.description.abstract The H1N1 influenza pandemic (pH1N1) in 2009 was the first opportunity in history to administer vaccine on a grand scale. In Alberta, Canada public health nurses (PHNs) were the primary administrators of pandemic vaccine through mass immunization clinics. This paper describes what the experience of immunizing in mass clinics during pH1N1 was like for rural PHNs in Alberta. Five rural PHNs, all female, two being residents of the communities in which they immunized, and all of them knowing community members that presented to the mass clinics, participated in an interpretive phenomenological study of the meanings they attached to their lived experience. Five meanings are revealed that rural PHNs attach to their pandemic immunization experience: unpreparedness, urbancentrism, mistrust, personal growth, and moral distress. The interpretation of these meanings is that rural PHNs were often caught between a rock and hard place as they lived their experience. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US 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 rural en_US
dc.subject public health nursing en_US
dc.subject immunization en_US
dc.subject pandemic en_US
dc.subject Public health nursing -- Alberta, Southern en_US
dc.subject Rural health clinics -- Alberta, Southern en_US
dc.subject Rural nursing -- Alberta, Southern en_US
dc.subject Immunization -- Alberta, Southern en_US
dc.subject Epidemics en_US
dc.subject H1N1 influenza -- Vaccination -- Alberta, Southern en_US
dc.subject Public health nurses -- Alberta, Southern -- Interviews en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Public health nurses in rural communities immunize during influenza pandemics: what meanings do they attach to the experience? en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0569 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0573 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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