Communication Needs of Hispanic Patients: A Sudden Speechlessness Simulation Scenario

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154142
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Presentation
Title:
Communication Needs of Hispanic Patients: A Sudden Speechlessness Simulation Scenario
Abstract:
Communication Needs of Hispanic Patients: A Sudden Speechlessness Simulation Scenario
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Rodriguez, Carmen, PhD, ARNP, BC
P.I. Institution Name:University of Florida
Title:Assistant Professor
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Background: Currently, no standards of practice or consistent recommendations exist to guide nurses in the care of hospitalized suddenly speechless patients. Sudden inability to speak is commonly observed as a result of head and neck surgery/trauma and tracheal intubation. For many patients, simple communication strategies in the absence of verbal ability to communicate are difficult, energy-draining, time-consuming, and frustrating. For a particular group of SS patients, Hispanics with limited English proficiency, limitations associated with speechlessness and lack of familiarity with English place them at greater risk. Thus, adaptation of culturally competent interventions to meet this group's  needs is an essential focus. The conceptual framework for the proposed study is based on the Process of Interpretation in Response to Voicelessness Framework (Happ, 2000). Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study is to identify whether pictorial symbols and messages identified as helpful by English proficient patients with a history of SS are representative of the communication needs experienced by Hispanic patients. Methods: Participants will be recruited at community agencies accessed by Hispanics. Individuals 18 years or older, able to read and write, and of Hispanic origin will be included. Individuals unable to follow instructions or actively participate in the study for at least 30 minutes will be excluded. Individualized interviews are planned to collect the following data: demographic data, history of speechlessness, needs considered important to communicate after exposure to a simulated scenario, pictorial representation of messages generated by participants and researchers, and descriptions/drawings generated by participants. Descriptive statistics and graphic representation will be used to synthesize data obtained about communication needs and graphic symbols identified by participants. Results: Research in process. Conclusion: Research in process.
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.titleCommunication Needs of Hispanic Patients: A Sudden Speechlessness Simulation Scenarioen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154142-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Communication Needs of Hispanic Patients: A Sudden Speechlessness Simulation Scenario</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">Rodriguez, Carmen, PhD, ARNP, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Florida</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rodrics@ufl.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Background: Currently, no standards of practice or consistent recommendations exist to guide nurses in the care of hospitalized suddenly speechless patients. Sudden inability to speak is commonly observed as a result of head and neck surgery/trauma and tracheal intubation. For many patients, simple communication strategies in the absence of verbal ability to communicate are difficult, energy-draining, time-consuming, and frustrating. For a particular group of SS patients, Hispanics with limited English proficiency, limitations associated with speechlessness and lack of familiarity with English place them at greater risk. Thus, adaptation of culturally competent interventions to meet this group's &nbsp;needs is an essential focus. The conceptual framework for the proposed study is based on the Process of Interpretation in Response to Voicelessness Framework (Happ, 2000). Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study is to identify whether pictorial symbols and messages identified as helpful by English proficient patients with a history of SS are representative of the communication needs experienced by Hispanic patients. Methods: Participants will be recruited at community agencies accessed by Hispanics. Individuals 18 years or older, able to read and write, and of Hispanic origin will be included. Individuals unable to follow instructions or actively participate in the study for at least 30 minutes will be excluded. Individualized interviews are planned to collect the following data: demographic data, history of speechlessness, needs considered important to communicate after exposure to a simulated scenario, pictorial representation of messages generated by participants and researchers, and descriptions/drawings generated by participants. Descriptive statistics and graphic representation will be used to synthesize data obtained about communication needs and graphic symbols identified by participants. Results: Research in process. Conclusion: Research in process.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:46:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:46:31Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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