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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159153
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Interventions of Parish Nurses With Grieving Families
Abstract:
The Interventions of Parish Nurses With Grieving Families
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Sims, Sybil, FNP, MA, RN, BA
P.I. Institution Name:Malone College
Title:Family Nurse Practitioner
Contact Address:Coronary Care, 1520 Warner Road, S.E., Canton, OH, 44707, USA
Contact Telephone:3304542204
Advanced practice nurses often encounter grieving families in their
work. Little is known of the effective interventions they use to help the
bereaved. The purpose of this study was to explore the interventions
utilized by six parish nurses with grieving families. The theoretical
framework guiding this study was John Bowlby's Attachment Theory. Bowlby's
theory of attachment demonstrated that the grief process is a fluid
one, and the time spent in various stages of grieving differs from person
to person. The participants in this study were six parish nurses who had
worked with grieving families in various settings. The research design was
descriptive from a qualitative approach. Participants were interviewed
about interventions used with grieving families and responses were
analyzed to extract common themes based on the most helpful interventions.
Four themes emerged regarding interventions most helpful to grieving
families: (a) presence, which refers to the physical availability of the
parish nurses; (b) preservation of the bond, which involved parish nurses
helping family members to adjust to experiencing the relationship in a new
way; (c) individualization, which involves assessing the family to
determine which interventions are most appropriate; (d) follow up, which
refers to maintaining contact with the bereaved. Findings revealed that
parish nurses were successful in meeting the needs of grieving families in
these four ways. These results suggest that advanced practice nurses
should incorporate these types of interventions when working with grieving
families.
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 Interventions of Parish Nurses With Grieving Familiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159153-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Interventions of Parish Nurses With Grieving Families</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">Sims, Sybil, FNP, MA, RN, BA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Malone College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Family Nurse Practitioner</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Coronary Care, 1520 Warner Road, S.E., Canton, OH, 44707, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">3304542204</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ssims@neo.rr.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Advanced practice nurses often encounter grieving families in their <br/> work. Little is known of the effective interventions they use to help the <br/> bereaved. The purpose of this study was to explore the interventions <br/> utilized by six parish nurses with grieving families. The theoretical <br/> framework guiding this study was John Bowlby's Attachment Theory. Bowlby's <br/> theory of attachment demonstrated that the grief process is a fluid <br/> one, and the time spent in various stages of grieving differs from person <br/> to person. The participants in this study were six parish nurses who had <br/> worked with grieving families in various settings. The research design was <br/> descriptive from a qualitative approach. Participants were interviewed <br/> about interventions used with grieving families and responses were <br/> analyzed to extract common themes based on the most helpful interventions. <br/> Four themes emerged regarding interventions most helpful to grieving <br/> families: (a) presence, which refers to the physical availability of the <br/> parish nurses; (b) preservation of the bond, which involved parish nurses <br/> helping family members to adjust to experiencing the relationship in a new <br/> way; (c) individualization, which involves assessing the family to <br/> determine which interventions are most appropriate; (d) follow up, which <br/> refers to maintaining contact with the bereaved. Findings revealed that <br/> parish nurses were successful in meeting the needs of grieving families in <br/> these four ways. These results suggest that advanced practice nurses <br/> should incorporate these types of interventions when working with grieving <br/> families.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:45:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:45:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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