The use of visual art in judging clinical competence in the operating suite

Nicholson, Patricia, Gillis, Shelley and Faulkner, Robyn 2008, The use of visual art in judging clinical competence in the operating suite, ACORN: journal of perioperative nursing in Australia, vol. 21, no. 1, Autumn, pp. 20-26.

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Title The use of visual art in judging clinical competence in the operating suite
Author(s) Nicholson, PatriciaORCID iD for Nicholson, Patricia
Gillis, Shelley
Faulkner, Robyn
Journal name ACORN: journal of perioperative nursing in Australia
Volume number 21
Issue number 1
Season Autumn
Start page 20
End page 26
Total pages 7
Publisher Cambridge Publishing
Place of publication Osborne Park, W.A.
Publication date 2008-09
ISSN 1448-7535
Summary This research evolved out of the need to design and validate an instrument to assess nursing competencies in the operating suite. The study was an empirical investigation of the use of analytical and holistic rubrics to determine various levels of performance including inter-rater reliability. Three video clips that captured nurses performing as instrument nurses in the operating suite were recorded and used as prompts by the expert raters who judged the performance of the candidates in each video clip using the rubrics. Gaining consent for recording the video clips in the operating suite was difficult, creating a barrier to conducting this research. Ethical issues were addressed, which included editing of the video clips and removal of sound as stipulated by the Human Research and Ethics Committee. Despite the barriers to using visual art in research, this study produced acceptable inter-rater reliability in determining various levels of performance of the instrument nurse in the operating suite.
Language eng
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
1110 Nursing
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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