Overblik i sygeplejepraksis – et tegn på stolthed
- Side: 30-38
- Publisert på Idunn: 2015-02-12
- Publisert: 2013-09-22
This paper presents a discussion of the meaning of seeing the big picture in nursing, an expression frequently used among Danish nurses. The expression “seeing the big picture” has to do with managing the situation in its wider context. However, the expression has a rather imprecise meaning that might lead to misunderstandings. The discussion builds on findings from empirical studies of the practice of nurse leaders and clinical nurses. In both studies seeing the big picture was repeatedly used and interpreted to be a desire and a necessity. At first, we assumed seeing the big picture had to do with practical knowledge. Wonder and reasoning, however, brought us to virtues instead. Seeing the big picture, as mentioned by study participants, demonstrates human and professional pride. The study is useful in organisational, clinical and educational settings, in updating policies for nursing, enlarging nurses’ understanding of practice, and training student nurses in understanding nursing practice.1Artiklen er en bearbejdet udgave af den engelske artikel: Sørensen EE, Hall EOC. Seeing the big picture in nursing: a source of human and professional pride. J Adv Nurs 2011;67(10):2284-91.