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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157744
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Disciplined Analysis of California Post Mortem Care Policies
Abstract:
A Disciplined Analysis of California Post Mortem Care Policies
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Hand, Mikel W., EdD, MSN, RN, OCN, NE-BC
P.I. Institution Name:California State University, Department of Nursing
Title:Assistant Professor/MSN Coordinator
Contact Address:5500 University Parkway, HP-228, San Bernardino, CA, 92407, USA
Contact Telephone:909-537-3394
Co-Authors:Marilyn Smith-Stoner, PhD, RN, CHPN, Associate Professor
PURPOSE/AIMS: The purpose of this pilot study is to provide a description of the phenomenon of post mortem care derived from post-mortem care policies from acute care hospitals throughout the state of California. The aim of the study is to gain an in depth understanding of issues addressed within post mortem care policies, the scope of care prescribed by these policies, and areas of controversy pertaining to postmortem care. RATIONALE/CONCEPTUAL BASIS/BACKGROUND: Death is one of the most significant events in the life of an individual and a family. Hospitals are a common place of death for many Americans. However, a scarcity of literature exists on the procedure of post mortem care. Postmortem care is an understudied area of nursing practice and it is unknown how facilities address transcultural, religious, philosophical or end-of-life patient and family centered care after death. Further inquiry is needed to build on the body of knowledge related to postmortem care and to better inform clinical nursing practice. METHODS: A descriptive phenomenological approach will be used. Postmortem care policies will be obtained from acute care facilities throughout California willing to share these for the purpose of the study. All identifying data will be removed.  2 researchers will be involved in the analysis process. Analysis will involve independent and simultaneous activities (data dwelling and independent coding) as well as collective and collaborative activities (discussion and reflection, uncovering similar meanings, and coming to consensus. Each policy will be analyzed independently using this process. Common themes from all available policies will be clustered, and the process will be repeated. RESULTS: Results are pending as this is a project in progress. IMPLICATIONS: The implications of this pilot study are uncertain. The anticipated implications are the ability to obtain a rich description of the phenomenon of post mortem care among California Acute Care hospitals in order to gain a greater understanding of commonality and differences in practice. Future directions of research may be geared towards identification of best practices in post mortem care as well strategies to educate nursing staff and students in this important process.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Disciplined Analysis of California Post Mortem Care Policiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157744-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Disciplined Analysis of California Post Mortem Care Policies</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</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">Hand, Mikel W., EdD, MSN, RN, OCN, NE-BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">California State University, Department of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor/MSN Coordinator</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">5500 University Parkway, HP-228, San Bernardino, CA, 92407, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">909-537-3394</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mhand@csusb.edu, doch@drmikelhand.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Marilyn Smith-Stoner, PhD, RN, CHPN, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSE/AIMS: The purpose of this pilot study is to provide a description of the phenomenon of post mortem care derived from post-mortem care policies from acute care hospitals throughout the state of California. The aim of the study is to gain an in depth understanding of issues addressed within post mortem care policies, the scope of care prescribed by these policies, and areas of controversy pertaining to postmortem care. RATIONALE/CONCEPTUAL BASIS/BACKGROUND: Death is one of the most significant events in the life of an individual and a family. Hospitals are a common place of death for many Americans. However, a scarcity of literature exists on the procedure of post mortem care. Postmortem care is an understudied area of nursing practice and it is unknown how facilities address transcultural, religious, philosophical or end-of-life patient and family centered care after death. Further inquiry is needed to build on the body of knowledge related to postmortem care and to better inform clinical nursing practice. METHODS: A descriptive phenomenological approach will be used. Postmortem care policies will be obtained from acute care facilities throughout California willing to share these for the purpose of the study. All identifying data will be removed.&nbsp; 2 researchers will be involved in the analysis process. Analysis will involve independent and simultaneous activities (data dwelling and independent coding) as well as collective and collaborative activities (discussion and reflection, uncovering similar meanings, and coming to consensus. Each policy will be analyzed independently using this process. Common themes from all available policies will be clustered, and the process will be repeated. RESULTS: Results are pending as this is a project in progress. IMPLICATIONS: The implications of this pilot study are uncertain. The anticipated implications are the ability to obtain a rich description of the phenomenon of post mortem care among California Acute Care hospitals in order to gain a greater understanding of commonality and differences in practice. Future directions of research may be geared towards identification of best practices in post mortem care as well strategies to educate nursing staff and students in this important process.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:09:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:09:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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