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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149088
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Negotiating the Filipino-Canadian Nurse-Patient Relationship
Abstract:
Negotiating the Filipino-Canadian Nurse-Patient Relationship
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Pasco, Alberta Catherine Y., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Alberta
Co-Authors:Janice M. Morse, PhD(Nurse), PhD(Anthro), FAAN; Joanne K. Olson, RN, PhD
Objective: In this study, we uncover the culturally-embedded values that implicitly guide Filipino-Canadian patients’ interactions with Canadian nurses and are integral to the developing patient-nurse relationship. Design & Methods: A focused ethnography was conducted, using a purposive sample of 23 Filipino-Canadians who received care in Canadian hospitals. Data consisted of observations, field notes, interviews, and personal diary. Findings: The personalistic worldview of Filipinos, fostering interactions of warmth, intimacy, security of kinship, and friendship was evident. The family remained the basic unit of social organization among Filipino-Canadians, and served as the major source of support, especially during illness, birth or death. The “one of us” (hindi ibang tao) and “not one of us” (ibang tao) delineation emerged distinctly and determined the patients’ prerogative of who performed tasks or received information considered “personal” and “private.” The urgency of the patients’ conditions, the intimacy required for most nursing procedures and short hospitalizations, meant that patients must interact without progressing through the “not one of us” levels of formality (pakikitungo), adjusting (pakikibagay), and acceptance (pakikisama). Rather, using their languages of words, gaze, touch, and food, they immediately moved to “one of us” levels of mutual comfort (pakikipagpalagayang-loob) and/or oneness (pakikiisa). The patients’ willingness to trust, and to share their worldview, kapwa (the Filipinos’ core value embodied in how they relate with other humans their “beings” (pakikipagkapwa tao))—allowed nurses to move through these levels of interaction with the patients and become “one of us.” Also revealed was the distinction that “one of us” were supposed to “watch over” them (bantay), whereas “not one of us” were expected to “care for” them (alaga). Conclusions: Communication is a key factor in the nurse-patient interaction. Nurses and other health professionals must understand the Filipino-Canadians’ languages of words, gaze, touch, and food to facilitate an optimal nurse-patient relationship.
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.titleNegotiating the Filipino-Canadian Nurse-Patient Relationshipen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149088-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Negotiating the Filipino-Canadian Nurse-Patient Relationship</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">Pasco, Alberta Catherine Y., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Alberta</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">apasco@ualberta.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Janice M. Morse, PhD(Nurse), PhD(Anthro), FAAN; Joanne K. Olson, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: In this study, we uncover the culturally-embedded values that implicitly guide Filipino-Canadian patients&rsquo; interactions with Canadian nurses and are integral to the developing patient-nurse relationship. Design &amp; Methods: A focused ethnography was conducted, using a purposive sample of 23 Filipino-Canadians who received care in Canadian hospitals. Data consisted of observations, field notes, interviews, and personal diary. Findings: The personalistic worldview of Filipinos, fostering interactions of warmth, intimacy, security of kinship, and friendship was evident. The family remained the basic unit of social organization among Filipino-Canadians, and served as the major source of support, especially during illness, birth or death. The &ldquo;one of us&rdquo; (hindi ibang tao) and &ldquo;not one of us&rdquo; (ibang tao) delineation emerged distinctly and determined the patients&rsquo; prerogative of who performed tasks or received information considered &ldquo;personal&rdquo; and &ldquo;private.&rdquo; The urgency of the patients&rsquo; conditions, the intimacy required for most nursing procedures and short hospitalizations, meant that patients must interact without progressing through the &ldquo;not one of us&rdquo; levels of formality (pakikitungo), adjusting (pakikibagay), and acceptance (pakikisama). Rather, using their languages of words, gaze, touch, and food, they immediately moved to &ldquo;one of us&rdquo; levels of mutual comfort (pakikipagpalagayang-loob) and/or oneness (pakikiisa). The patients&rsquo; willingness to trust, and to share their worldview, kapwa (the Filipinos&rsquo; core value embodied in how they relate with other humans their &ldquo;beings&rdquo; (pakikipagkapwa tao))&mdash;allowed nurses to move through these levels of interaction with the patients and become &ldquo;one of us.&rdquo; Also revealed was the distinction that &ldquo;one of us&rdquo; were supposed to &ldquo;watch over&rdquo; them (bantay), whereas &ldquo;not one of us&rdquo; were expected to &ldquo;care for&rdquo; them (alaga). Conclusions: Communication is a key factor in the nurse-patient interaction. Nurses and other health professionals must understand the Filipino-Canadians&rsquo; languages of words, gaze, touch, and food to facilitate an optimal nurse-patient relationship.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:55:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:55:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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