The lived experience of waiting-to-know: Ebola at Mbarara, Hoping for life-anticipating death

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150211
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Presentation
Title:
The lived experience of waiting-to-know: Ebola at Mbarara, Hoping for life-anticipating death
Abstract:
The lived experience of waiting-to-know: Ebola at Mbarara, Hoping for life-anticipating death
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Locsin, Rozzano
P.I. Institution Name:Florida Atlantic University
The current Ebola epidemic in Uganda has sustained an awareness of well-being beyond one’s expectation. The phenomenon of waiting to know and see, hoping for life while anticipating death from this life-threatening disease is uniquely experienced by contact persons. A contact is a person who has had physical contact with the body fluids of an ebola patient but has not exhibited signs and symptoms of the disease. The purpose of this study was to describe the experience of waiting to know, as in, hoping for life while living in anticipation of a life-threatening illness. Data generation was done by asking participants to describe their experiences when they learned about their exposure to a patient with Ebola. These written descriptions were analyzed using Van Manen’s phenomenological human science approach with the 4 “existentials” or lifeworlds as guide for reflection: spatiality - the experience of lived space; lived body or corporeality - the phenomenological fact that we are always bodily in the world; lived time or temporality - our temporal way of being in the world, and lived other or relationality - the lived relation we maintain with others in the interpersonal space that we share with them. These experiences were identified as helplessness in anticipation and fear of dying or premature death; agonizing and languishing over losing relatives, friends, and loved ones; trusting no one, and; helplessness and hopelessness with the persistence of time.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe lived experience of waiting-to-know: Ebola at Mbarara, Hoping for life-anticipating deathen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150211-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The lived experience of waiting-to-know: Ebola at Mbarara, Hoping for life-anticipating death</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Locsin, Rozzano</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Florida Atlantic University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">locsin@fau.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The current Ebola epidemic in Uganda has sustained an awareness of well-being beyond one&rsquo;s expectation. The phenomenon of waiting to know and see, hoping for life while anticipating death from this life-threatening disease is uniquely experienced by contact persons. A contact is a person who has had physical contact with the body fluids of an ebola patient but has not exhibited signs and symptoms of the disease. The purpose of this study was to describe the experience of waiting to know, as in, hoping for life while living in anticipation of a life-threatening illness. Data generation was done by asking participants to describe their experiences when they learned about their exposure to a patient with Ebola. These written descriptions were analyzed using Van Manen&rsquo;s phenomenological human science approach with the 4 &ldquo;existentials&rdquo; or lifeworlds as guide for reflection: spatiality - the experience of lived space; lived body or corporeality - the phenomenological fact that we are always bodily in the world; lived time or temporality - our temporal way of being in the world, and lived other or relationality - the lived relation we maintain with others in the interpersonal space that we share with them. These experiences were identified as helplessness in anticipation and fear of dying or premature death; agonizing and languishing over losing relatives, friends, and loved ones; trusting no one, and; helplessness and hopelessness with the persistence of time.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:19:03Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:19:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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