Perspectives on Nursing Cares for Persons with Fibromyalgia: an Ethnothematic Analysis

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158574
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Presentation
Title:
Perspectives on Nursing Cares for Persons with Fibromyalgia: an Ethnothematic Analysis
Abstract:
Perspectives on Nursing Cares for Persons with Fibromyalgia: an Ethnothematic Analysis
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Schermann, Michele
P.I. Institution Name:University of Minnesota
Title:Research Fellow
Contact Address:Biosystems and Agricultural Eng, 42 Bio Ag Eng, 1390 Eckles Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55108, USA
Contact Telephone:612.624.7444
The literature suggests that even though nursing care is limited in fibromyalgia treatment programs, outcomes might be improved if nursing care were an integral part. Since there is some evidence that nursing care does improve outcomes for these persons, it is important to understand the nature of that care. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of the nurse in caring for people with fibromyalgia, from the perspective of the nurse and the client. Newman's Health as Expanding Consciousness theory plus systems theory were synthesized to guide this research. A purposeful sample of nurses (n=3) and outpatients (n=4) from a fibromyalgia clinic were interviewed about their treatment programs. Data were also collected through observation of nurse-client interactions. Ethnographic techniques were used to describe the patterns of nursing care from the point of view of the person with fibromyalgia, the nurse, and the observer. Interviews were audio taped and transcribed verbatim. Thematic manifest content analysis of both pre- and post-treatment program narratives, nurse narratives, and observation field notes was completed. A software program was used to organize and display the data. RESULTS: People with fibromyalgia had difficulty differentiating nursing actions from those of other health professionals. Recurrent nursing actions described by clients were "giving me hope" and "believing me." Each nurse individualized treatments to clients using different methods. CONCLUSIONS: Nurses who care for persons with fibromyalgia are able to give hope to those who have felt hopeless, listen to and believe those who have little support from their family and community, and tailor treatments to individual needs. Study results will contribute to knowledge regarding the scope of nursing practice in a changing health care environment.
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.titlePerspectives on Nursing Cares for Persons with Fibromyalgia: an Ethnothematic Analysisen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158574-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Perspectives on Nursing Cares for Persons with Fibromyalgia: an Ethnothematic Analysis</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schermann, Michele</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Minnesota</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research Fellow</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Biosystems and Agricultural Eng, 42 Bio Ag Eng, 1390 Eckles Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55108, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">612.624.7444</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">scher019@umn.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The literature suggests that even though nursing care is limited in fibromyalgia treatment programs, outcomes might be improved if nursing care were an integral part. Since there is some evidence that nursing care does improve outcomes for these persons, it is important to understand the nature of that care. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of the nurse in caring for people with fibromyalgia, from the perspective of the nurse and the client. Newman's Health as Expanding Consciousness theory plus systems theory were synthesized to guide this research. A purposeful sample of nurses (n=3) and outpatients (n=4) from a fibromyalgia clinic were interviewed about their treatment programs. Data were also collected through observation of nurse-client interactions. Ethnographic techniques were used to describe the patterns of nursing care from the point of view of the person with fibromyalgia, the nurse, and the observer. Interviews were audio taped and transcribed verbatim. Thematic manifest content analysis of both pre- and post-treatment program narratives, nurse narratives, and observation field notes was completed. A software program was used to organize and display the data. RESULTS: People with fibromyalgia had difficulty differentiating nursing actions from those of other health professionals. Recurrent nursing actions described by clients were &quot;giving me hope&quot; and &quot;believing me.&quot; Each nurse individualized treatments to clients using different methods. CONCLUSIONS: Nurses who care for persons with fibromyalgia are able to give hope to those who have felt hopeless, listen to and believe those who have little support from their family and community, and tailor treatments to individual needs. Study results will contribute to knowledge regarding the scope of nursing practice in a changing health care environment.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:11:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:11:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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