Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Science
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Susan Lee Smith. 2017. Lived Experience of the Advanced Practice Provider on the Burn Surgery Service. Doctoral dissertation. Nova Southeastern University. Retrieved from NSUWorks, College of Health Care Sciences – Health Science Department. (7)
The purpose of this qualitative dissertation study was to examine the lived experience and meaning making of challenges, benefits, satisfaction, and professional sustainability for the advanced practice provider in the burn surgery specialty service. The problem addressed was the knowledge gap resulting from a lack of literature describing aspects of the advanced practice provider role in the burn specialty. An interpretive phenomenological analysis, informed by the philosophy of Dr. Martin Heidegger, was undertaken. Participants were solicited from the American Burn Association Advanced Practice Provider (APP) special interest group site. The results provided a thick description of the lived experience of the Burn APP offering, illuminating commonalities and distinctions to promote role gratification and fulfillment leading to professional success and prolonged engagement. Keywords: advanced practice provider, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, interpretive phenomenology, hermeneutics.
Other Medicine and Health Sciences
Health and environmental sciences, Advanced practice provider, Interpretive phenomenology, Nurse practitioner, Physician assistant