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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152919
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Student Nurses' Experiences: Being?a Family Caregiver
Abstract:
Student Nurses' Experiences: Being?a Family Caregiver
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Kok, Gulsah, RN, MSc
P.I. Institution Name:Gulhane Military Medical Academy
Title:Doctorial Student
Co-Authors:Sevgi Hatipoglu, PhD, RN
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Caregivers who are usually close family members, are allowed to stay with their patients for their needs during hospitalizations at clinics in Turkey. The aim of this study was to explore the meaning of "being a family caregiver" through the perceptions of first year student nurses. Methods: Qualitative study using a descriptive phenomenological approach. It was carried out in School of Nursing, Gulhane Military Medical Academy with nine first year student nurses. Data were obtained through open-ended, in-depth, and audio-taped interviews which lasted approximately 35?45 minutes. Two questions were used: "What does it mean being a family caregiver?" "What do you experience as a family caregiver at clinics?" Results: Three themes emerged from the data analysis: 1. Worries about the patient and process of illness. "I think that but I can't decide: which one is more difficult for us? To stay in bed as a patient or to expect her wellness by praying?" 2.What can I do for my patient's needs? "I believe that I have to do my best for my patient unreservedly by not suffering or getting tired of anything." 3. Expectations from the health professionals. "The nurses and the doctors recorded every heartbeat and respiration of my patient. It was like that everybody worked for her. Hopefully I waited for the nurses to record my heartbeat too, but they never did." Conclusion: This is described as a more difficult time for the student nurses during hospitalization process as they were afraid of losing their loved ones. It is important for nurses to understand the multidimensional impact of patients' family members in the process illness and hospitalization. Because a dialogue with the family members is recommended in order to give support to their patients during hospitalization and recovery.
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.titleStudent Nurses' Experiences: Being?a Family Caregiveren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152919-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Student Nurses' Experiences: Being?a Family Caregiver</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kok, Gulsah, RN, MSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Gulhane Military Medical Academy</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctorial Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">gulsah_kok@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sevgi Hatipoglu, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Caregivers who are usually close family members, are allowed to stay with their patients for their needs during hospitalizations at clinics in Turkey. The aim of this study was to explore the meaning of &quot;being a family caregiver&quot; through the perceptions of first year student nurses. Methods: Qualitative study using a descriptive phenomenological approach. It was carried out in School of Nursing, Gulhane Military Medical Academy with nine first year student nurses. Data were obtained through open-ended, in-depth, and audio-taped interviews which lasted approximately 35?45 minutes. Two questions were used: &quot;What does it mean being a family caregiver?&quot; &quot;What do you experience as a family caregiver at clinics?&quot; Results: Three themes emerged from the data analysis: 1. Worries about the patient and process of illness. &quot;I think that but I can't decide: which one is more difficult for us? To stay in bed as a patient or to expect her wellness by praying?&quot; 2.What can I do for my patient's needs? &quot;I believe that I have to do my best for my patient unreservedly by not suffering or getting tired of anything.&quot; 3. Expectations from the health professionals. &quot;The nurses and the doctors recorded every heartbeat and respiration of my patient. It was like that everybody worked for her. Hopefully I waited for the nurses to record my heartbeat too, but they never did.&quot; Conclusion: This is described as a more difficult time for the student nurses during hospitalization process as they were afraid of losing their loved ones. It is important for nurses to understand the multidimensional impact of patients' family members in the process illness and hospitalization. Because a dialogue with the family members is recommended in order to give support to their patients during hospitalization and recovery.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:55:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:55:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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