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Professional nurses' lived experience of

practising caring presence in a rural

public hospital



PS Hobbs

orcid.org/ 0000-0002-4083-6174



Dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements

for the degree Magister of Nursing Science in Professional

Nursing at the North-West University



Supervisor: Prof E du Plessis

Co-supervisor: Mrs P Benadé



Graduation May 2018

Student number: 24544167

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DECLARATION

I, Petronella Susara Hobbs, student number 24544167, hereby declare that this dissertation is my

own work and that all the sources that I used or quoted, are indicated or acknowledged in the list

of sources.



November 2017

Ronél Hobbs Date

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ANNEXURE A: REQUEST FOR PERMISSION TO CONDUCT

RESEARCH FROM THE NORTH WEST DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH







Dear Dr Reichel

PERMISSION TO CONDUCT RESEARCH

Herewith permission to conduct research at a hospital in the North West Province is kindly requested.

The research is entitled: Professional nurses’ lived experience of practising caring presence in a
rural public hospital. The purpose of the research is to explore and describe professional nurses’ lived
experience of practising caring presence in the context of a rural public hospital in the North West
province. This study will be conducted on the premises of the hospital and will involve individual, semi-
structured interviews done by the researcher trained in research interview skills and knowledgeable
about practising caring presence. This research study aims to make known the significance and
transformative potential of caring presence in the nursing profession, for future use in the practice,
education and research field and to enhance professionalism among nurses.

This research has been approved by the Health Research Ethics Committee (HREC) of the Faculty of
Health Sciences, NWU (NWU-00331-16-A1).

A descriptive phenomenological design with a qualitative approach will be used. In short the
research method will be as follows:

Population:

Professional Nurses of Joe Morolong Memorial Hospital.

Sample: Purposive sampling will be used to recruit participants. The researcher aims to include 12-14
participants in the study. Data will be collected until repetitive information is generated and no new
information is added.

Data collection: Individual semi-structured interviews with professional nurses who fit the inclusion
criteria, will be used to collect data. The interviews will last between 45-60 minutes and for the




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2016

Dr F Reichel

Director: Policy, Planning, Research, Monitoring and

Evaluation

North West Department of Health

mailto:[email protected]

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convenience of the participants and to ensure that are no financial costs involved, will take place in an
office or boardroom at the hospital, during working hours.

Data analysis: Data will be organised and prepared for analysis and coding and identification of themes
will be done. The researcher will request an independent coder who is an expert and has experience in
qualitative data analysis to co-code the data. The co-coder who signed a confidentiality agreement with
the researcher, will be involved to strengthen the trustworthiness of the research.

Dissemination of results: Results will be shared with participants and hospital management in the
form of a research report. At a later stage, the researcher is willing to conduct a Power-Point
presentation of the results to management and invite professional nurses, including the participants to
this presentation. Strategies and recommendations to implement and enhance the practice of caring
presence among nurses will also be shared during this presentation.

Unit managers at the hospital will be invited to act as mediators to inform potential participants about
the research, to invite them to participate and to obtain informed consent.



Attached please find the research proposal and the ethics certificate.

I hope this request will be approved, and I am looking forward to your response.

Yours sincerely



P. S. HOBBS.

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ANNEXURE R: DECLARATION OF LANGUAGE EDITING

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