The Meaning and Caregiving Practices of Women Living with Men in the Community with CHD

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151365
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Meaning and Caregiving Practices of Women Living with Men in the Community with CHD
Abstract:
The Meaning and Caregiving Practices of Women Living with Men in the Community with CHD
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Bradley, Patricia, MEd, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Grossmont College & University of San Diego
Title:Faculty, Grossmont College & PhD candidate, University of San Diego
Purpose: Patients return home to their partners after fewer and fewer hospital days for medically or surgically treated coronary heart disease (Stewart, Davidson, Meade, Hirth, & Makrides, 2001) and only one-third of the patients attend formalized cardiac rehabilitation programs (American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 2004). The suddenness of coronary heart disease (CHD), the demands of a distressed patient, and the fear of recurrence, disability or death creates immediate changes in the patient, the well partner, and the relationship. Within the home, women assume the role of informal caregivers for their male partners with CHD, a chronic illness. The purpose of the study was to describe female partners? meaning of the caregiving experience and to reveal the caregiving practices. Rationale: Over 30 years of research on the impact of CHD on the wives of men with CHD indicates that the women experience emotional distress. However, few research studies provide the context of that caregiving experience or describe the caregiving practices. Methods: This study used hermeneutic phenomenology. Individual face-to-face unstructured interviews were done on a convenience sample of 10 women. Analysis/Results: Interview data were audio-recorded and transcribed. The process of data analysis and interpretation used the method described by van Manen (1990). Through phenomenological reflection essential themes of the phenomenon were uncovered. Initial data analysis revealed themes of caring and connection in a ruptured world. Implications: Uncovering the meaning and context of caregiving practices for the women in this study leads to a better understanding of that experience so that nurses can better assist women with anticipatory guidance and therapeutic support.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Meaning and Caregiving Practices of Women Living with Men in the Community with CHDen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151365-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Meaning and Caregiving Practices of Women Living with Men in the Community with CHD</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bradley, Patricia, MEd, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Grossmont College &amp; University of San Diego</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Faculty, Grossmont College &amp; PhD candidate, University of San Diego</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">patbrad@cox.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Patients return home to their partners after fewer and fewer hospital days for medically or surgically treated coronary heart disease (Stewart, Davidson, Meade, Hirth, &amp; Makrides, 2001) and only one-third of the patients attend formalized cardiac rehabilitation programs (American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 2004). The suddenness of coronary heart disease (CHD), the demands of a distressed patient, and the fear of recurrence, disability or death creates immediate changes in the patient, the well partner, and the relationship. Within the home, women assume the role of informal caregivers for their male partners with CHD, a chronic illness. The purpose of the study was to describe female partners? meaning of the caregiving experience and to reveal the caregiving practices. Rationale: Over 30 years of research on the impact of CHD on the wives of men with CHD indicates that the women experience emotional distress. However, few research studies provide the context of that caregiving experience or describe the caregiving practices. Methods: This study used hermeneutic phenomenology. Individual face-to-face unstructured interviews were done on a convenience sample of 10 women. Analysis/Results: Interview data were audio-recorded and transcribed. The process of data analysis and interpretation used the method described by van Manen (1990). Through phenomenological reflection essential themes of the phenomenon were uncovered. Initial data analysis revealed themes of caring and connection in a ruptured world. Implications: Uncovering the meaning and context of caregiving practices for the women in this study leads to a better understanding of that experience so that nurses can better assist women with anticipatory guidance and therapeutic support.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:59:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:59:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.