Patient responses to nurses' caring: A phenomenological study (DISS)

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149535
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Presentation
Title:
Patient responses to nurses' caring: A phenomenological study (DISS)
Abstract:
Patient responses to nurses' caring: A phenomenological study (DISS)
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1991
Author:Sherwood, Gwen, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Texas
Title:Associate Dean
Purpose: Utilizing the results of a larger study which elicited patient descriptions of nurses' caring, patient participants were asked to describe their feelings about demonstrations of nurses caring. Using Speigelberg's method of phenomenology, the purpose of the study was to determine outcomes of professional nurses' caring from the patient perspective.



Significance: Professional nurse caring is considered a central concept within a holistic, person-centered approach to nursing. Demonstrations of professional nurse caring have been challenged by increasing technology, rising costs, cumbersome bureaucracies, and a clash of values. It is imperative for nursing to explicate the outcomes of caring demonstrations on patient conditions and recovery to reinforce nurses' caring as a central component in successful health care delivery.



Method: Interviews using open-ended questions were completed with a convenience sample of 10 adult patients, 5 male and 5 female, 3-4 days post-operative from general surgery. Verbatim transcripts from the recorded interviews were analyzed through a simultaneous process of intuiting, analyzing, and describing to identify common themes describing patient participant reactions.



Interpretation: Analysis revealed participant response to professional nurse caring in both physical and mental dimensions, with the two themes each affecting the other. Feeling good mentally contributed to feeling good physically; nurses' caring made the difference. The themes were clarified through identification of descriptive elements giving essence and meaning. Relating the themes to one another and the whole, a summary description of responses to professional nurses' caring emerged upon which future theoretical applications and research can be based.



Conclusion: Nursing has both doing and being in a dual aspect of skillful, knowledgeable competence with person-centered interactions. Patients value caring, confirmed as an essential concept in nursing. Burgeoning technology in health care delivery has made the human-machine interface, high tech balanced with high touch, an imperative topic for further study to determine the impact of technology on patient welfare. Adding to the expanding body of caring knowledge, this study highlights the need for identification of hypotheses to determine the effects of nurses' caring on recovery.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.titlePatient responses to nurses' caring: A phenomenological study (DISS)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149535-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Patient responses to nurses' caring: A phenomenological study (DISS)</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">1991</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sherwood, Gwen, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Texas</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Dean</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">gwen.sherwood@uth.tmc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Utilizing the results of a larger study which elicited patient descriptions of nurses' caring, patient participants were asked to describe their feelings about demonstrations of nurses caring. Using Speigelberg's method of phenomenology, the purpose of the study was to determine outcomes of professional nurses' caring from the patient perspective.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Significance: Professional nurse caring is considered a central concept within a holistic, person-centered approach to nursing. Demonstrations of professional nurse caring have been challenged by increasing technology, rising costs, cumbersome bureaucracies, and a clash of values. It is imperative for nursing to explicate the outcomes of caring demonstrations on patient conditions and recovery to reinforce nurses' caring as a central component in successful health care delivery.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Method: Interviews using open-ended questions were completed with a convenience sample of 10 adult patients, 5 male and 5 female, 3-4 days post-operative from general surgery. Verbatim transcripts from the recorded interviews were analyzed through a simultaneous process of intuiting, analyzing, and describing to identify common themes describing patient participant reactions.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Interpretation: Analysis revealed participant response to professional nurse caring in both physical and mental dimensions, with the two themes each affecting the other. Feeling good mentally contributed to feeling good physically; nurses' caring made the difference. The themes were clarified through identification of descriptive elements giving essence and meaning. Relating the themes to one another and the whole, a summary description of responses to professional nurses' caring emerged upon which future theoretical applications and research can be based.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Conclusion: Nursing has both doing and being in a dual aspect of skillful, knowledgeable competence with person-centered interactions. Patients value caring, confirmed as an essential concept in nursing. Burgeoning technology in health care delivery has made the human-machine interface, high tech balanced with high touch, an imperative topic for further study to determine the impact of technology on patient welfare. Adding to the expanding body of caring knowledge, this study highlights the need for identification of hypotheses to determine the effects of nurses' caring on recovery.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:04:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:04:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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