The Convergence study of Nurses' Experience in developing Medical supplies

간호사의 의료용품 개발 경험에 관한 융합연구

  • 김성혜 (인천참사랑병원) ;
  • 이영희 (가톨릭관동대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 윤옥종 (토쿠시마분리대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2017.10.11
  • Accepted : 2017.12.20
  • Published : 2017.12.28


This purpose of the study was to investigate nurses' experience in developing medical supplies. The participants were six nurses, data were collected by open in-depth interviews from January to December, 2016, and analyzed using thematic analysis. Three themes and six sub-themes were identified. Nurse's experience in medical supplies development were 'new challenge for better patient care', 'the reality of nonprofessional beyond compare', and 'difficult but fruitful work'. The participants tried to improve the convenience of nursing work and to minimize the economic burden of patients by medical supplies development. They faced the difficulties as a laymen that a lack of information and knowledge about developing process, but felt worth. Based on these findings, there are necessary for the system and the support of the hospital that can reflect the idea of nurses and education about process on medical supplies development.


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