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|Title:||Discovering opus - exploring creativity in midwifery and nursing / Heather Hancock.|
|Author:||Hancock, Heather Ann|
|School/Discipline:||Dept. of Education|
|Abstract:||The aim of the research for this thesis was to enable midwives and nurses to express and explore their feelings, thoughts and perceptions about their roles, work and themselves as professionals through a focus on creativity. 227 nurses and midwives were involved in considering diverse perspectives of their professional practice and personal lives, and creativity touched a particular chord with them. The research included a critical history of nursing and midwifery over the last 25 years in Australia, a phenomenological study into nurses' and midwives' lived experiences of creativity, and a quantitive investigation assessing their self-perceived creativity. This was followed by a grounded theory inquiry pertaining to creativity in practice and related personal perspectives.|
|Dissertation Note:||Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Adelaide, Dept. of Education, 2002|
Bibliography: leaves 478-504.
xxi, 504 leaves ; 30 cm.
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