The Experience of Nursing Caring for the Readmitted Alcoholics with Gastrointestinal Diseases

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151947
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Presentation
Title:
The Experience of Nursing Caring for the Readmitted Alcoholics with Gastrointestinal Diseases
Abstract:
The Experience of Nursing Caring for the Readmitted Alcoholics with Gastrointestinal Diseases
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Jueng, Ruo-Nan, RN, MS
P.I. Institution Name:National Yang-Ming University Hospital
Title:Head Nurse
Co-Authors:I-Ju Chen PhD, RN, Senior instructor
Pei-Fan Mu PhD, RN, Professor
Kuei-Hsia Hsueh RN, MS, Director
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: Alcoholism, the most popular substance abuse, may cause recalcitrant gastrointestinal
diseases and lead to repeated admission. Nurses face challenges and stress in caring for the alcoholics due to the
complicated illness and behavioral problems associated with alcoholism. The aim of this phenomenological study was to
explore nurses? experience of caring for the readmitted alcoholics with gastrointestinal diseases. 
Methods:  A phenomenological approach with purposive sampling was adopted and 10 experienced nurses were
recruited. In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted and audio-recorded to collect the narratives of each nurse.
Data was analyzed using the Colaizzi method for phenomenology. 
Results: In the caring processes, nurses? experience reflected increased care loading, difficulty in establishing rapport
with alcoholics, fear of alcohol-abuse incidences during hospitalization, fear of being threatened both physically and
mentally, and lack of support from other medical disciplines. Nurses used strategies such as helping each other, facing
and adapting to the difficult situations, being more attentive, and learning more associated knowledge and
communication skills. 
Conclusion: Nurses experienced feelings of helplessness, fear and frustration while approaching the readmitted
alcoholics. Interventions to relieve nurses? disquiet and to enhance care quality should be developed and carried out.
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.titleThe Experience of Nursing Caring for the Readmitted Alcoholics with Gastrointestinal Diseasesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151947-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Experience of Nursing Caring for the Readmitted Alcoholics with Gastrointestinal Diseases</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Jueng, Ruo-Nan, RN, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">National Yang-Ming University Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Head Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">tsai5969@yahoo.com.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">I-Ju Chen PhD, RN, Senior instructor<br/>Pei-Fan Mu PhD, RN, Professor<br/>Kuei-Hsia Hsueh RN, MS, Director</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;Alcoholism, the most popular substance abuse, may cause recalcitrant gastrointestinal<br/>diseases and lead to repeated admission. Nurses face challenges and stress in caring for the alcoholics due to the<br/>complicated illness and behavioral problems associated with alcoholism. The aim of this phenomenological study was to<br/>explore nurses? experience of caring for the readmitted alcoholics with gastrointestinal diseases.&nbsp; <br/>Methods:&nbsp;&nbsp;A phenomenological approach with purposive sampling was adopted and 10 experienced nurses were<br/>recruited. In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted and audio-recorded to collect the narratives of each nurse.<br/>Data was analyzed using the Colaizzi method for phenomenology.&nbsp; <br/>Results:&nbsp;In the caring processes, nurses? experience reflected increased care loading, difficulty in establishing rapport<br/>with alcoholics, fear of alcohol-abuse incidences during hospitalization, fear of being threatened both physically and<br/>mentally, and lack of support from other medical disciplines. Nurses used strategies such as helping each other, facing<br/>and adapting to the difficult situations, being more attentive, and learning more associated knowledge and<br/>communication skills.&nbsp; <br/>Conclusion:&nbsp;Nurses experienced feelings of helplessness, fear and frustration while approaching the readmitted<br/>alcoholics. Interventions to relieve nurses? disquiet and to enhance care quality should be developed and carried out.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:18:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:18:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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