Former Patients' and Families' Perceptions of Environmental Factors in the Home that Impact on the Care of Suicidal Ex-Patients in East Taiwan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155061
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Presentation
Title:
Former Patients' and Families' Perceptions of Environmental Factors in the Home that Impact on the Care of Suicidal Ex-Patients in East Taiwan
Abstract:
Former Patients' and Families' Perceptions of Environmental Factors in the Home that Impact on the Care of Suicidal Ex-Patients in East Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Sun, Fan-Ko, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:I-Shou University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Ann Long, PhD; Chen-Ju Ko, MSc; Shing-Ling Chang, BS
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore suicidal ex-patients' and their family caregivers' perceptions of the home environment (the context) and the provision of care in the home (the intervening conditions) in East Taiwan. Methods: A grounded theory approach was used. Data were collected in two large hospitals from January 2007 until June 2008. Semi-structured face-to-face interviews were conducted with patients (n=15) and family caregivers (n=15). Patients had just been discharged from hospitals following a suicide attempt. Data were analyzed using open, axial and selective coding. Results: A substantive theory was developed, which families could use to guide them in the care of their relatives who are at risk of suicide. This paper reports the findings related to the "context" and "intervening conditions" sections of the Strauss and Corbin's (1997) paradigm model used in this study. Two categories emerged in the "context" section: (1) "the family environment" and (2) "the Chinese culture." Two categories surfaced in the "intervening condition" element: (1) "positive effects on caring" and (2) "barriers to caring." Findings revealed that when there was poverty in the family, more strain was placed on the caregivers and their relatives experienced difficulty with recovering. The Chinese culture impacted on caring as suicide is deemed as a stigma. Support systems, the families' coping strategies and patients' motivation to self-recover emerged as positive effects on caring while lack of support systems, lack of knowledge about what constitutes "caring," and families' caring abilities were barriers to caring. Conclusion: Family caregivers have a pivotal role in caring for their suicidal relatives following discharge from hospital. It is imperative that they receive knowledge on how to care for their relatives at home as well as information on support systems, positive coping strategies and facilitating motivation to enable their relatives to recover and heal.
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.titleFormer Patients' and Families' Perceptions of Environmental Factors in the Home that Impact on the Care of Suicidal Ex-Patients in East Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155061-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Former Patients' and Families' Perceptions of Environmental Factors in the Home that Impact on the Care of Suicidal Ex-Patients in East Taiwan</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">Sun, Fan-Ko, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">I-Shou University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sunfanko@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Ann Long, PhD; Chen-Ju Ko, MSc; Shing-Ling Chang, BS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore suicidal ex-patients' and their family caregivers' perceptions of the home environment (the context) and the provision of care in the home (the intervening conditions) in East Taiwan. Methods: A grounded theory approach was used. Data were collected in two large hospitals from January 2007 until June 2008. Semi-structured face-to-face&nbsp;interviews were conducted with patients (n=15) and family caregivers (n=15). Patients had just been discharged from hospitals following a suicide attempt. Data were analyzed using open, axial and selective coding. Results: A substantive theory was developed, which families could use to guide them in the care of their relatives who are at risk of suicide. This paper reports the findings related to the &quot;context&quot; and &quot;intervening conditions&quot; sections of the Strauss and Corbin's (1997) paradigm model used in this study. Two categories emerged in the &quot;context&quot; section: (1) &quot;the family environment&quot; and (2) &quot;the Chinese culture.&quot; Two categories surfaced in the &quot;intervening condition&quot; element: (1) &quot;positive effects on caring&quot; and (2) &quot;barriers to caring.&quot; Findings revealed that when there was poverty in the family, more strain was placed on the caregivers and their relatives experienced difficulty with recovering. The Chinese culture impacted on caring as suicide is deemed as a stigma. Support systems, the families' coping strategies and patients' motivation to self-recover emerged as positive effects on caring while lack of support systems, lack of knowledge about what constitutes &quot;caring,&quot; and families' caring abilities were barriers to caring. Conclusion: Family caregivers have a pivotal role in caring for their suicidal relatives following discharge from hospital. It is imperative that they receive knowledge on how to care for their relatives at home as well as information on support systems, positive coping strategies and facilitating motivation to enable their relatives to recover and heal.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:30:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:30:18Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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