Nursing Facilitation of Health as Expanding Consciousness With Families Who Have a Child With Special Health Care Needs

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155832
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Presentation
Title:
Nursing Facilitation of Health as Expanding Consciousness With Families Who Have a Child With Special Health Care Needs
Abstract:
Nursing Facilitation of Health as Expanding Consciousness With Families Who Have a Child With Special Health Care Needs
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Falkenstern, Sharon Koval, CRNP, MSN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:The Pennsylvania State University
Title:Instructor in Nursing; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Objectives: to do intervention nursing research with families who have a child with special health care needs; to test the theory of health as expanding consciousness Design: Qualitative research within the unitary-transformative paradigm Sample: Seven Families who have a child with special health care needs Setting: Families' homes Concept/Intervention: Research as praxis. The nurse and family form a partnership to discuss the families' life experiences. Through dialogue, families discover choice points, achieve insight, and progress through turning points to transformations. Method: Newman's Health as Expanding Consciousness Research Method. The nurse researcher engaged each family in open ended interviews. The family reflected on the first interview during second and third interviews. All interviews were analyzed using hermeneutic dialectics. Findings: A pattern of the whole of all families included experiencing surprise/shock or expected challenge, entering another world, accepting or denying reality, pulling the family together, hoping for a miracle, persevering through a turbulent time, transforming, living with uncertainty, and extending a circle of caring. Community patterns of caring and prejudice emerged and affected each families' successes and challenges with their special needs child. Conclusions: Every family manifested patterns of turmoil and expressed the need for a nurse to help them make sense of their experiences, guide them through periods of confusion, and to support them in decision making. Implications: Research as praxis is a powerful nursing intervention that can enable nurses to make a difference in families' lives and build a sense of community through research for themselves and their clients.
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.titleNursing Facilitation of Health as Expanding Consciousness With Families Who Have a Child With Special Health Care Needsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155832-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nursing Facilitation of Health as Expanding Consciousness With Families Who Have a Child With Special Health Care Needs</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">Falkenstern, Sharon Koval, CRNP, MSN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Pennsylvania State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor in Nursing; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sxf2@psu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objectives: to do intervention nursing research with families who have a child with special health care needs; to test the theory of health as expanding consciousness Design: Qualitative research within the unitary-transformative paradigm Sample: Seven Families who have a child with special health care needs Setting: Families' homes Concept/Intervention: Research as praxis. The nurse and family form a partnership to discuss the families' life experiences. Through dialogue, families discover choice points, achieve insight, and progress through turning points to transformations. Method: Newman's Health as Expanding Consciousness Research Method. The nurse researcher engaged each family in open ended interviews. The family reflected on the first interview during second and third interviews. All interviews were analyzed using hermeneutic dialectics. Findings: A pattern of the whole of all families included experiencing surprise/shock or expected challenge, entering another world, accepting or denying reality, pulling the family together, hoping for a miracle, persevering through a turbulent time, transforming, living with uncertainty, and extending a circle of caring. Community patterns of caring and prejudice emerged and affected each families' successes and challenges with their special needs child. Conclusions: Every family manifested patterns of turmoil and expressed the need for a nurse to help them make sense of their experiences, guide them through periods of confusion, and to support them in decision making. Implications: Research as praxis is a powerful nursing intervention that can enable nurses to make a difference in families' lives and build a sense of community through research for themselves and their clients.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:13:01Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:13:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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