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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154944
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurses' Experiences and Perceptions of Genetics, Religion, and Health
Abstract:
Nurses' Experiences and Perceptions of Genetics, Religion, and Health
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Johnson, Rolanda, RN, PhD, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Vanderbilt University
Title:Assistant Professor of Nursing
Co-Authors:Virginia L. Bartlett, MTS
[Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore nurses' experiences and perceptions of patients' feelings toward genetics, religion, and health. Methods:  An exploratory qualitative study was used to obtain data via 2 focus groups of registered nurses.  Structured and semi-structured scenarios and questions were used to elicit data. The sample consisted of 8 advanced practice nurses representing 6 nursing specialties. The mean age was 48 years (SD=9.46) with 88% being female. The years of experience ranged from 5 to 36 years.  The mean years of experience was 22 (SD=11.67). Data analysis was conducted using content analysis.  Initially, open coding was used to develop categories which were later collapsed into themes. Results: Several themes emerged from the data clustering in 2 primary groups - themes related to nurses' perceptions of patient's feelings toward genetics, religion, and health and personal experiences toward genetics and religion.  The primary themes were "Acknowledging Different Values", "Making Sense of a Tragedy", "Not Blaming God", "Corruption of God's Creation", and "Integration of God with Personal Perspective". Conclusion: These data reflect the complexity of the relationships among genetics, religion, and health.  Numerous divergent and convergent relationships emerged. Nurses acknowledged their primary role is to assist patients with resolving conflicts. For example, some patients perceived the world as being perfect until they "corrupted" it with unhealthy lifestyles.  Conversely, other patients perceived genetic related disorders as being "God's will".  The nurses expressed the need to assist with decision-making even when personal conflicts were present. While the resulting themes aid in beginning to understand the nurses' and patients' needs in this domain, more research is needed. Acknowledgements:  This research was supported by a grant from the Center for the Study of Religion and Culture, Vanderbilt University and the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
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.titleNurses' Experiences and Perceptions of Genetics, Religion, and Healthen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154944-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurses' Experiences and Perceptions of Genetics, Religion, and Health</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Johnson, Rolanda, RN, PhD, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Vanderbilt University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rolanda.johnson@vanderbilt.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Virginia L. Bartlett, MTS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore nurses' experiences and&nbsp;perceptions of patients' feelings toward genetics, religion, and health. Methods: &nbsp;An exploratory qualitative study was used to obtain data via 2 focus groups of registered nurses.&nbsp; Structured and semi-structured scenarios and questions were used to elicit data.&nbsp;The sample consisted of 8 advanced practice nurses representing 6 nursing specialties.&nbsp;The mean age was 48 years (SD=9.46) with 88% being female. The years of experience ranged from 5 to 36 years.&nbsp; The mean years of experience was 22&nbsp;(SD=11.67).&nbsp;Data analysis was conducted using content analysis.&nbsp; Initially, open coding was used to develop categories which were later collapsed into themes. Results: Several themes emerged from the data clustering in 2 primary groups - themes related to nurses' perceptions of patient's feelings toward genetics, religion, and health and personal experiences toward genetics and religion.&nbsp; The primary themes were &quot;Acknowledging Different Values&quot;, &quot;Making Sense of a Tragedy&quot;,&nbsp;&quot;Not Blaming God&quot;, &quot;Corruption of God's Creation&quot;, and &quot;Integration of God with Personal Perspective&quot;. Conclusion: These data reflect the complexity of the relationships among genetics, religion, and health.&nbsp; Numerous divergent and convergent relationships emerged. Nurses acknowledged their primary role is to assist patients with resolving conflicts. For example, some patients perceived the world as being perfect until they &quot;corrupted&quot; it with unhealthy lifestyles.&nbsp; Conversely, other patients perceived genetic related disorders as being &quot;God's will&quot;.&nbsp; The nurses expressed the need to assist with decision-making even when personal conflicts were present. While the resulting themes aid in beginning to understand the nurses' and patients' needs in this domain, more research is needed. Acknowledgements:&nbsp; This research was supported by a grant from&nbsp;the Center for the Study of Religion and Culture, Vanderbilt University and the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:24:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:24:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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