Mental Health and Cultural Issues following the Tsunami in Sri Lanka

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147674
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Mental Health and Cultural Issues following the Tsunami in Sri Lanka
Abstract:
Mental Health and Cultural Issues following the Tsunami in Sri Lanka
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Herdrich, Monica, RN, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:Northwest Community Hospital
Title:RN
Co-Authors:Jeanette Rossetti, EdD, RN
[Scientific session research presentation] The research project observed the challenges facing Sri Lankans after enduring the catastrophic effects of the 2004 tsunami. Interviews were held with local care providers in an attempt to determine the extent of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the challenges faced by the victims of the tsunami. Special attention was given to the nursing care provided to the victims thus obtaining a global nursing perspective. Four themes emerged from the qualitative data analysis of the interview transcripts and are as follows: 1.The signs and symptoms of stress immediately after the tsunami were significant and included somatic symptoms as well as shock and mental health issues; 2. There was significant support for the victims which arose from various sectors including international health care providers, religions in Sri Lanka, primarily Buddhist, 1st line responders, and community and government authorities; 3. There is a general disregard for the long term impact of  traumatic events by the general population and many medical personnel; and 4. The ongoing challenges that the victims face include housing and lack of jobs, alcoholism/ drug abuse, and sexual assaults/ pregnancy.  The research study findings give nurses information on the current challenges which face the tsunami victims as well as the cultural attitudes on stress disorders. This offers nurses ongoing education regarding various cultural aspects they may encounter in practice regarding patients and PTSD.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMental Health and Cultural Issues following the Tsunami in Sri Lankaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147674-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Mental Health and Cultural Issues following the Tsunami in Sri Lanka</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Herdrich, Monica, RN, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Northwest Community Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">RN</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">briteeyes@wowway.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jeanette Rossetti, EdD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] The research project observed the challenges facing Sri Lankans after enduring the catastrophic effects of the 2004 tsunami. Interviews were held with local care providers in an attempt to determine the extent of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the challenges faced by the victims of the tsunami.&nbsp;Special attention was given to the nursing care provided to the victims thus obtaining a global nursing perspective. Four themes emerged from the qualitative data analysis of the interview transcripts and are as follows: 1.The signs and symptoms of stress immediately after the tsunami were significant and included somatic symptoms as well as shock and mental health issues; 2. There was significant support for the victims which arose from various sectors including international health care providers, religions in Sri Lanka, primarily Buddhist, 1st line responders, and community and government authorities; 3. There is a general disregard for the long term impact of&nbsp; traumatic events by the general population and many medical personnel; and 4. The ongoing challenges that the victims face include housing and lack of jobs, alcoholism/ drug abuse, and sexual assaults/ pregnancy.&nbsp; The research study findings give nurses information on the current challenges which face the tsunami victims as well as the cultural attitudes on stress disorders.&nbsp;This offers nurses ongoing education regarding various cultural aspects they may encounter in practice regarding patients and PTSD.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:35:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:35:00Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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