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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158730
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Bridge: Providing Nursing Care for Survivors of Sexual Violence
Abstract:
The Bridge: Providing Nursing Care for Survivors of Sexual Violence
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Ross, Ratchneewan, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Kent State University
Contact Address:362 Henderson Hall, East Summit Street, Kent, OH, 44242, USA
Contact Telephone:330-672-8785
Co-Authors:R. Ross, C.B. Draucker, D.S. Martsolf, K. Adamle, L. Chiang-Hanisko, W. Lewandowski, College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, OH;
Problem: Sexual violence is a major health concern worldwide. No research has been conducted on how nurses care for survivors of sexual violence. Purpose: To describe the experiences of nurses who provide care for survivors of sexual violence on a number of different types of hospital units. Conceptual framework: We applied hermeneutic phenomenology (Van Manen, 1990) which focuses on how individuals interpret or make meaning of their experiences, consistent with the researchers' intent to describe nurses' perspectives on the care they provide for survivors of sexual violence. Methodology: In-depth interviews of 23 unit managers and 12 advanced practice nurses from four tertiary care hospitals were conducted. Participants were asked to describe how they screen for sexual violence and how they provide care for survivors. Interviewers requested that the participants respond by recalling specific healthcare encounters they had had with patients who were survivors of sexual violence. Data saturation was reached. A team approach was used to conduct reflectively and empirically thematic analysis on the data (Van Manen, 2002). Results: The metaphor of a bridge was chosen as the central theme of the data because it captures three key aspects of the participants' experiences: an initial sense of disconnection from patients who are survivors of sexual violence (being separated on opposite shores), the need to proceed cautiously (tentatively stepping onto the bridge), and the experience of forming a meaningful connection that serves as the context of care (meeting on the bridge and crossing it together). Implications: Quality care occurs for survivors when the nurse "crosses the bridge" by "intuitively" responding to patient cues, "broaching" the topic of violence based on these cues, and finding ways to make the healthcare encounter "easier" for the patient by finding unique ways to respond to their violence-related needs and concerns.
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.titleThe Bridge: Providing Nursing Care for Survivors of Sexual Violenceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158730-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Bridge: Providing Nursing Care for Survivors of Sexual Violence</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ross, Ratchneewan, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kent State University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">362 Henderson Hall, East Summit Street, Kent, OH, 44242, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">330-672-8785</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rross1@kent.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">R. Ross, C.B. Draucker, D.S. Martsolf, K. Adamle, L. Chiang-Hanisko, W. Lewandowski, College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, OH;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem: Sexual violence is a major health concern worldwide. No research has been conducted on how nurses care for survivors of sexual violence. Purpose: To describe the experiences of nurses who provide care for survivors of sexual violence on a number of different types of hospital units. Conceptual framework: We applied hermeneutic phenomenology (Van Manen, 1990) which focuses on how individuals interpret or make meaning of their experiences, consistent with the researchers' intent to describe nurses' perspectives on the care they provide for survivors of sexual violence. Methodology: In-depth interviews of 23 unit managers and 12 advanced practice nurses from four tertiary care hospitals were conducted. Participants were asked to describe how they screen for sexual violence and how they provide care for survivors. Interviewers requested that the participants respond by recalling specific healthcare encounters they had had with patients who were survivors of sexual violence. Data saturation was reached. A team approach was used to conduct reflectively and empirically thematic analysis on the data (Van Manen, 2002). Results: The metaphor of a bridge was chosen as the central theme of the data because it captures three key aspects of the participants' experiences: an initial sense of disconnection from patients who are survivors of sexual violence (being separated on opposite shores), the need to proceed cautiously (tentatively stepping onto the bridge), and the experience of forming a meaningful connection that serves as the context of care (meeting on the bridge and crossing it together). Implications: Quality care occurs for survivors when the nurse &quot;crosses the bridge&quot; by &quot;intuitively&quot; responding to patient cues, &quot;broaching&quot; the topic of violence based on these cues, and finding ways to make the healthcare encounter &quot;easier&quot; for the patient by finding unique ways to respond to their violence-related needs and concerns.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:20:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:20:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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