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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157868
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Role of the Self In Health Empowerment in Homebound Older Women
Abstract:
The Role of the Self In Health Empowerment in Homebound Older Women
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2006
Author:Shearer, Nelma, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Arizona State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:1332 E. Greentree Drive, Tempe, AZ, 85284, USA
Contact Telephone:480-965-7196 or 480-965-3244
The self is increasingly being recognized as an important factor in the process of meaning making, which contributes to the understanding of the experience of aging. Research with individuals considered homebound has helped elucidate the importance of acknowledging the relations of self and body as changed within the aging process and by chronic illness, particularly associated with valued aspects of the self.
The present research builds on previous qualitative research using phenomenological methodology to explore the experience of homebound older women in acknowledging a changed self in light of their homebound status. The data are part of a larger study designed to gain an understanding of the lived experience of health empowerment in homebound older women. The study involved interviewing 14 homebound older women, aged 60 to 94 years, accessed through a home meal delivery program. Colaizzi's phenomenologic method was used to guide data analysis. Measures were taken to ensure trustworthiness of data including credibility, transferability, dependability, and confirmability. For women the theme of embodiment emerged as a form of experiencing and understanding the world through the self in meaning making related to health empowerment. As the women spoke, a description of the self changed by aging and chronic illness wove together valued goals and meanings of the past, present and future. Caring for body, viewing body and acknowledging changes emerged as theme clusters which explicated the lived experience of a changing self in aging and chronic illness, particularly the role of such changes in health empowerment.
Understanding unique meanings of aging and chronic illness from the perspective of the self may enhance nurses' ability to provide sensitive and knowledgeable care in order to facilitate health empowerment in homebound older women. Funding: American Nurses Foundation 2002 Nursing Research Grant ID #2002022.
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.titleThe Role of the Self In Health Empowerment in Homebound Older Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157868-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Role of the Self In Health Empowerment in Homebound Older Women</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Shearer, Nelma, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Arizona State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1332 E. Greentree Drive, Tempe, AZ, 85284, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">480-965-7196 or 480-965-3244</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">nelma.shearer@asu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The self is increasingly being recognized as an important factor in the process of meaning making, which contributes to the understanding of the experience of aging. Research with individuals considered homebound has helped elucidate the importance of acknowledging the relations of self and body as changed within the aging process and by chronic illness, particularly associated with valued aspects of the self. <br/>The present research builds on previous qualitative research using phenomenological methodology to explore the experience of homebound older women in acknowledging a changed self in light of their homebound status. The data are part of a larger study designed to gain an understanding of the lived experience of health empowerment in homebound older women. The study involved interviewing 14 homebound older women, aged 60 to 94 years, accessed through a home meal delivery program. Colaizzi's phenomenologic method was used to guide data analysis. Measures were taken to ensure trustworthiness of data including credibility, transferability, dependability, and confirmability. For women the theme of embodiment emerged as a form of experiencing and understanding the world through the self in meaning making related to health empowerment. As the women spoke, a description of the self changed by aging and chronic illness wove together valued goals and meanings of the past, present and future. Caring for body, viewing body and acknowledging changes emerged as theme clusters which explicated the lived experience of a changing self in aging and chronic illness, particularly the role of such changes in health empowerment. <br/>Understanding unique meanings of aging and chronic illness from the perspective of the self may enhance nurses' ability to provide sensitive and knowledgeable care in order to facilitate health empowerment in homebound older women. Funding: American Nurses Foundation 2002 Nursing Research Grant ID #2002022.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:16:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:16:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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