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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158461
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Feeling Unsure for Women at End-Of-Life
Abstract:
Feeling Unsure for Women at End-Of-Life
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Bunkers, Sandra, FAAN, PhD, MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:South Dakota State University
Title:Professor
Contact Address:Nursing Department, NFA 255 Box 2275, Brookings, SD, 57007, USA
Contact Telephone:605-782-3088
The purpose of this study, guided by Parse's human becoming theory and
research methodology, was to investigate the meaning of feeling unsure for
women at end-of-life. Feeling unsure is a universal experience of health
that is related to the human predicament of facing uncertainty affiliated
with life choices and life events; feeling unsure can often be heightened
during times of trial and tribulation. Women facing end-of-life find
challenges and opportunities that need to be explored for nursing to
better understand what can be done to address quality of life issues with
these women.
The Parse research method is a phenomenological-hermeneutic method. The
method is composed of the following processes: dialogical engagement,
extraction-synthesis, heuristic interpretation, and artistic expression.
The research question was: What is the structure of the lived experience
of feeling unsure? Through dialogical engagement with 9 women at
end-of-life (ages 44-88) and the process of extraction-synthesis, three
core concepts from the participant dialogues were identified. They are:
apprehensive incertitude, pressing on, intimate sorrows. Thus, the lived
experience of feeling unsure is apprehensive incertitude arising while
pressing on with intimate sorrows. Findings of this study will provide new
understanding for nurses and other health care professionals who work with
persons at end-of-life. It adds new knowledge to the literature on feeling
unsure, to the literature on palliative care, and to the human becoming
literature. Findings of this study will be discussed in light of
implications for nursing practice, nursing education, and future nursing
research.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFeeling Unsure for Women at End-Of-Lifeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158461-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Feeling Unsure for Women at End-Of-Life</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bunkers, Sandra, FAAN, PhD, MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">South Dakota State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Nursing Department, NFA 255 Box 2275, Brookings, SD, 57007, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">605-782-3088</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">tsbunkers@sio.midco.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study, guided by Parse's human becoming theory and <br/> research methodology, was to investigate the meaning of feeling unsure for <br/> women at end-of-life. Feeling unsure is a universal experience of health <br/> that is related to the human predicament of facing uncertainty affiliated <br/> with life choices and life events; feeling unsure can often be heightened <br/> during times of trial and tribulation. Women facing end-of-life find <br/> challenges and opportunities that need to be explored for nursing to <br/> better understand what can be done to address quality of life issues with <br/> these women.<br/> The Parse research method is a phenomenological-hermeneutic method. The <br/> method is composed of the following processes: dialogical engagement, <br/> extraction-synthesis, heuristic interpretation, and artistic expression. <br/> The research question was: What is the structure of the lived experience <br/> of feeling unsure? Through dialogical engagement with 9 women at <br/> end-of-life (ages 44-88) and the process of extraction-synthesis, three <br/> core concepts from the participant dialogues were identified. They are: <br/> apprehensive incertitude, pressing on, intimate sorrows. Thus, the lived <br/> experience of feeling unsure is apprehensive incertitude arising while <br/> pressing on with intimate sorrows. Findings of this study will provide new <br/> understanding for nurses and other health care professionals who work with <br/> persons at end-of-life. It adds new knowledge to the literature on feeling <br/> unsure, to the literature on palliative care, and to the human becoming <br/> literature. Findings of this study will be discussed in light of <br/> implications for nursing practice, nursing education, and future nursing <br/> research.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:04:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:04:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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