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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150757
Type:
Presentation
Title:
My Life Is Changing
Abstract:
My Life Is Changing
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Chuenwisit, Jantana, MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Police General Hospital
Title:Police Major
Co-Authors:Areewan Oumtanee, RN, PhD
The purpose of this phenomenological study was exploring life changes experienced by patients with end-stage renal disease. Study participants were selected by purposive sampling from Renal Center located in Bangkok. Twenty-two patients with renal failure were willing to participate in this study. In-depth interview with tape-record was used to collect data. All interviews were transcribed verbatim and then analyzed by using content analysis. Study finding showed a substantive theme, called “my life is changing” consisting of 4 categories: being fatigue, getting stress, living without hope, and waiting to die. Being fatigue was referred to physical changes from being healthy to weak. Getting stress was defined as psychological changes including emotional instability and confronting with financial problems. Living without hope was referred to day to day living. Patient would not set goal in life because they never known when they would be death. Wanting to die was defined as the final stage of the disease that could not be cured. Patients wanted to die and some tried to commit suicide. The finding of this study indicated that when patients learnt their diagnosis and suffered with physical symptoms, unfamiliar treatment, nursing and medical routines and changes to past activities and even social life, they got negative experiences. Nurses should emphasize the importance of nursing support to help patients appropriately cope with their diagnosis and treatment and meet their needs.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMy Life Is Changingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150757-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">My Life Is Changing</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chuenwisit, Jantana, MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Police General Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Police Major</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">areeday@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Areewan Oumtanee, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this phenomenological study was exploring life changes experienced by patients with end-stage renal disease. Study participants were selected by purposive sampling from Renal Center located in Bangkok. Twenty-two patients with renal failure were willing to participate in this study. In-depth interview with tape-record was used to collect data. All interviews were transcribed verbatim and then analyzed by using content analysis. Study finding showed a substantive theme, called &ldquo;my life is changing&rdquo; consisting of 4 categories: being fatigue, getting stress, living without hope, and waiting to die. Being fatigue was referred to physical changes from being healthy to weak. Getting stress was defined as psychological changes including emotional instability and confronting with financial problems. Living without hope was referred to day to day living. Patient would not set goal in life because they never known when they would be death. Wanting to die was defined as the final stage of the disease that could not be cured. Patients wanted to die and some tried to commit suicide. The finding of this study indicated that when patients learnt their diagnosis and suffered with physical symptoms, unfamiliar treatment, nursing and medical routines and changes to past activities and even social life, they got negative experiences. Nurses should emphasize the importance of nursing support to help patients appropriately cope with their diagnosis and treatment and meet their needs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:42:02Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:42:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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