The Identification of Veterans' Perceptions of Health through Photographs and Storytelling

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148192
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Identification of Veterans' Perceptions of Health through Photographs and Storytelling
Abstract:
The Identification of Veterans' Perceptions of Health through Photographs and Storytelling
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Flaherty, Betty A., RN, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Title:Education Specialist
ABSTRACT This qualitative, descriptive study explored veterans’ perceptions of health. Consideration of veterans’ perceptions will assist in the provision of appropriate services to meet their needs. A descriptive study was conducted to investigate veterans’ perceptions of health. A purposive sample of 20 primary care clinic veteran patients from a Pennsylvania Veterans Affair Medical Center was utilized for this study. Participants were provided with cameras to take photographs that illustrated their perception of health. Utilizing the method of storytelling, participants were interviewed and asked to describe how or why the pictures they took represented “health” to them. Audio-recorded interviews were transcribed verbatim and transcriptions were analyzed for common themes. Predominant in the data were four themes: (1) physical, (2) mental,(3) social, and (4) spiritual dimensions of human nature. These themes provide an overarching conceptual framework from which the veterans view health. Findings of this study have significance regarding the health and health care of our nation’s veterans. A greater understanding of what veterans perceive to be health can enhance health promotion strategies targeted at this specific population. In addition, findings can provide direction for further research in the area of the health care needs of veterans.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Identification of Veterans' Perceptions of Health through Photographs and Storytellingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148192-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Identification of Veterans' Perceptions of Health through Photographs and Storytelling</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Flaherty, Betty A., RN, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Education Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Betty.Flaherty@med.va.gov</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">ABSTRACT This qualitative, descriptive study explored veterans&rsquo; perceptions of health. Consideration of veterans&rsquo; perceptions will assist in the provision of appropriate services to meet their needs. A descriptive study was conducted to investigate veterans&rsquo; perceptions of health. A purposive sample of 20 primary care clinic veteran patients from a Pennsylvania Veterans Affair Medical Center was utilized for this study. Participants were provided with cameras to take photographs that illustrated their perception of health. Utilizing the method of storytelling, participants were interviewed and asked to describe how or why the pictures they took represented &ldquo;health&rdquo; to them. Audio-recorded interviews were transcribed verbatim and transcriptions were analyzed for common themes. Predominant in the data were four themes: (1) physical, (2) mental,(3) social, and (4) spiritual dimensions of human nature. These themes provide an overarching conceptual framework from which the veterans view health. Findings of this study have significance regarding the health and health care of our nation&rsquo;s veterans. A greater understanding of what veterans perceive to be health can enhance health promotion strategies targeted at this specific population. In addition, findings can provide direction for further research in the area of the health care needs of veterans.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:41:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:41:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.