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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150807
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Japanese Women Promote Services for Abused Women Through Grassroots Efforts
Abstract:
Japanese Women Promote Services for Abused Women Through Grassroots Efforts
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Hatashita, Hiroyo, PHN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Shiga University of Medical Science
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Kyoko Hirao, PHN, MSN; Karen A. Brykczynski, RN, FNP, FAANP, DNSc; Elizabeth Anderson, DrPH, RN, FAAN
Purpose: To identify and describe the process of how a group of Japanese women formed a nonprofit organization (NPO) to provide services for abused women. Subject & Methodology: Subjects: Six Japanese women volunteers working for the same nonprofit organization. Method: Two Japanese nurse researchers interviewed six women volunteers using Benner's (1984) narrative exemplar approach. The interviews were conducted during the period between September 13 and 24th, 2003 and were transcribed and interpreted based on the interpretive phenomenological method. After the Japanese nurse researchers identified meaningful themes, the English translations were reviewed and validated by two American nurse researchers. Findings: Six women came together to share concerns about daily personal problems and formed a support group when they realized that their problems were very similar. They soon recognized that many of the problems constituted abuse and began to take concrete actions to address them. In examining the individual paths of these women, we found four common themes. The first was "stepping away from the exclusive role of family caregiver" as they sought to solve their personal issues. Then in trying to understand further, the women "started seeing the larger social issues." The third theme arose after they formed a support group and explored their niches based on their individual skills, i.e., "reflecting on how to perform some meaningful societal role." Finally, the women participated in a grassroots effort to form an NPO to provide services for abused women. Seeing themselves doing good for the community, they found that "helping others was mutually beneficial" and they experienced increased feelings of self-efficacy, self worth and self esteem. Conclusion: Participation in community-based activities empowered these Japanese women. This raised the interesting possibility for more research into how women could work together as a group to effectively empower themselves as well as the broader community.
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.titleJapanese Women Promote Services for Abused Women Through Grassroots Effortsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150807-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Japanese Women Promote Services for Abused Women Through Grassroots Efforts</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hatashita, Hiroyo, PHN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Shiga University of Medical Science</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hihatash@belle.shiga-med.ac.jp</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kyoko Hirao, PHN, MSN; Karen A. Brykczynski, RN, FNP, FAANP, DNSc; Elizabeth Anderson, DrPH, RN, FAAN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: To identify and describe the process of how a group of Japanese women formed a nonprofit organization (NPO) to provide services for abused women. Subject &amp; Methodology: Subjects: Six Japanese women volunteers working for the same nonprofit organization. Method: Two Japanese nurse researchers interviewed six women volunteers using Benner's (1984) narrative exemplar approach. The interviews were conducted during the period between September 13 and 24th, 2003 and were transcribed and interpreted based on the interpretive phenomenological method. After the Japanese nurse researchers identified meaningful themes, the English translations were reviewed and validated by two American nurse researchers. Findings: Six women came together to share concerns about daily personal problems and formed a support group when they realized that their problems were very similar. They soon recognized that many of the problems constituted abuse and began to take concrete actions to address them. In examining the individual paths of these women, we found four common themes. The first was &quot;stepping away from the exclusive role of family caregiver&quot; as they sought to solve their personal issues. Then in trying to understand further, the women &quot;started seeing the larger social issues.&quot; The third theme arose after they formed a support group and explored their niches based on their individual skills, i.e., &quot;reflecting on how to perform some meaningful societal role.&quot; Finally, the women participated in a grassroots effort to form an NPO to provide services for abused women. Seeing themselves doing good for the community, they found that &quot;helping others was mutually beneficial&quot; and they experienced increased feelings of self-efficacy, self worth and self esteem. Conclusion: Participation in community-based activities empowered these Japanese women. This raised the interesting possibility for more research into how women could work together as a group to effectively empower themselves as well as the broader community.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:43:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:43:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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