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Becoming gold-plated: Chinese nurses studying abroad.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7622165     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The purpose of this interpretive study is to describe the experience of Chinese nurses studying abroad. Twenty-three nurses living in Taiwan, who had studied in the United States for university degrees, were interviewed in 1990. A central process was "Becoming gold-plated." The first major theme was "Enormous pressure and sacrifice," with the subthemes of "Self-doubt," "Language difficulties," "Isolation and loneliness," and "Separation and guilt." The second major theme was "Transformed self," with subthemes of "High aspiration" and "New perspective on life." In spite of the hardships of study abroad, Chinese nurses felt pride in their accomplishment and self-respect for the knowledge and sophistication they gained.
Authors:
R Y Wang; D J Lethbridge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Image--the journal of nursing scholarship     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0743-5150     ISO Abbreviation:  Image J Nurs Sch     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-28     Completed Date:  1995-08-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8400753     Medline TA:  Image J Nurs Sch     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-4     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Affiliation:
University of New Hampshire, School of Health and Human Services, Department of Nursing, Durham 03824, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Communication Barriers
Culture
Education, Nursing, Graduate*
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Nurses / psychology*
Self Concept
Social Adjustment
Taiwan / ethnology
United States

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