An analysis of the values influencing neonatal nurses' perceptions and behaviors in selected ethical dilemmas [thesis]

Deborah Raines
1992
I am pleased to have the opportunity to acknowledge the people who have guided, mentored and encouraged me throughout the doctoral program. Many of the faculty in the School of Nursing have shared in the evolution of ideas within this dissertation. Their enthusiasm and insight have proven a constant source of energy and inspiration. In particular, I want to thank the members of my committee. Dr. Mary Corley has provided unending support and enthusiasm as the questions and concepts of this
more » ... cepts of this research developed and grew. Dr. Corley has "opened many doors" and her willingness to share of herself will always be appreciated. Dr. Barbara Mark, has asked probing questions and challenged me to look at things differently, and in the end, she made me feel it was all worthwhile. I had known Dr. JoAnne Henry as a leader and professional role model prior to beginning the program at VCU. I have come to consider her a friend and advisor who was always responsive, thoughtful and had the ability to keep me under controi. Dr. Kathy Sawin was a source of humor, common-sense and morale-boosting during the periods of frustration and uncertainty. And finally, Dr. Robert Redmon, who brought a philosopher's perspective. Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. To my friends in the doctoral program, your caring support and knowledgeable insights are greatly valued. Special thanks go to Lee Crigler for late night discussions that provided the incentive to write and not to "shuffle papers"; Jeanne Salyer for sharing the amazement of factor analysis and many Saturday's in the computer lab; and Kathy Metcalf for her friendship, positive outlook, and confidence in my ability. To my mother, brother and all the extended family and friends whose encouragement over the years and pride in my accomplishments have inspired me to continue. Finally, the problem with writing acknowledgement, is that, it is impossible to thank everyone. However, to all the individuals who have influenced my personal or professional life, thank you! Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. Dedication This dissertation is dedicated to my mother, Mary Alice Raines and in the memory of my father, Benjamin R. Raines and my grandmother, Helen Yoviene. Their continuing love, encouragement and belief that no goal was beyond achievement has guided my educational, professional, and personal activities, in the directions that have culminated in this research. Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
doi:10.25772/4b9y-3x25 fatcat:rcgbuliqhzco3aaablmhrlhuga