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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154568
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Model of Adjustment in the Haemodialysis Patient
Abstract:
A Model of Adjustment in the Haemodialysis Patient
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Moran, Aoife, Dip, HE, BNS
P.I. Institution Name:Dublin City University
Title:Clinical Skills Nurse
Objective: To explore the appropriateness of a theoretical framework called the Theory of Social Grieving (Boyd & Myers, 1991) as a basis for understanding the adjustment process of the renal patient undergoing haemodialysis therapy. Design: A Heideggerian phenomenological design was employed incorporating unstructured interviews and hermeneutic phenomenological data analysis as described by Cohen, Kahn & Steeves (2000). Sample: A purposive sample of fifteen participants was selected for the study. Concept Studied: This study focuses on the concept of adjustment in the renal patient undergoing haemodialysis therapy. The biopsychosocial consequences of end stage renal disease (ESRD) and haemodialysis may precipitate life-changing situations for the individual. Consequently, effective adjustment is essential to enhance the wellbeing of these patients. Despite the importance of adjustment, there appears to be a lack of understanding regarding this concept amongst healthcare staff. The literature review indicated that ESRD may induce losses in the individuals’ life, subsequently initiating a reaction similar to a grieving process. This paper will explore whether a theoretical framework called the Theory of Social Grieving, can be applied as a basis for understanding adjustment in the renal patient on haemodialysis. Findings: The analysis uncovered five major themes including emotional traumatisation, subsistence, suspension, equilibrium, and environment. Conclusions: There were many similiarities between the themes which were extracted during analysis and the Theory of Social Grieving by Boyd & Myers (1991), thus indicating that the theory may provide a conceptual basis for critically understanding the adjustment process of the renal patient on haemodialysis. Implications: It is anticipated that this research will contribute to a better understanding of the dynamic adjustment process encountered by the renal patient undergoing haemodialysis. This information may contribute to improvements in the provision of patient care through evidence-based practice, thereby enabling renal patients to adjust more effectively to their illness and treatment.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Model of Adjustment in the Haemodialysis Patienten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154568-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Model of Adjustment in the Haemodialysis Patient</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Moran, Aoife, Dip, HE, BNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Dublin City University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Skills Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">aoife.moran@dcu.ie</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To explore the appropriateness of a theoretical framework called the Theory of Social Grieving (Boyd &amp; Myers, 1991) as a basis for understanding the adjustment process of the renal patient undergoing haemodialysis therapy. Design: A Heideggerian phenomenological design was employed incorporating unstructured interviews and hermeneutic phenomenological data analysis as described by Cohen, Kahn &amp; Steeves (2000). Sample: A purposive sample of fifteen participants was selected for the study. Concept Studied: This study focuses on the concept of adjustment in the renal patient undergoing haemodialysis therapy. The biopsychosocial consequences of end stage renal disease (ESRD) and haemodialysis may precipitate life-changing situations for the individual. Consequently, effective adjustment is essential to enhance the wellbeing of these patients. Despite the importance of adjustment, there appears to be a lack of understanding regarding this concept amongst healthcare staff. The literature review indicated that ESRD may induce losses in the individuals&rsquo; life, subsequently initiating a reaction similar to a grieving process. This paper will explore whether a theoretical framework called the Theory of Social Grieving, can be applied as a basis for understanding adjustment in the renal patient on haemodialysis. Findings: The analysis uncovered five major themes including emotional traumatisation, subsistence, suspension, equilibrium, and environment. Conclusions: There were many similiarities between the themes which were extracted during analysis and the Theory of Social Grieving by Boyd &amp; Myers (1991), thus indicating that the theory may provide a conceptual basis for critically understanding the adjustment process of the renal patient on haemodialysis. Implications: It is anticipated that this research will contribute to a better understanding of the dynamic adjustment process encountered by the renal patient undergoing haemodialysis. This information may contribute to improvements in the provision of patient care through evidence-based practice, thereby enabling renal patients to adjust more effectively to their illness and treatment.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:06:08Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:06:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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