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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159159
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Community Dialogues with Battered Bosnian Women
Abstract:
Community Dialogues with Battered Bosnian Women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Stieglitz, Kimberly, DNSc, APRN, BC, PNP - Co-PI
P.I. Institution Name:Doisy College of Health Science
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 3525 Caroline Street, St. Louis, MO, 63104, USA
Contact Telephone:314-977-8948
Co-Authors:Co-PI: Jelena Todic, MSW
The Bosnian Outreach Program of Project AWARE serves women from a
large Bosnian refugee/immigrant population who have experienced intimate
partner violence (IPV). The rate of IPV in the U.S. among this population
is unknown, although a previous study demonstrated a 20% prevalence rate
for IPV among women living in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Refugee Women's
Resource Project, 2002). IPV is the foremost health care concern for women
everywhere. Barriers to accessing services for Bosnian and immigrant women
include: limited English language proficiency; unfamiliarity and distrust
with service providers; history of lack of services and/or responsiveness
to their assaults in their native country; war experience; realities of a
refugee life; social stigma; community pressures; and lack of social
support. The overlap of domestic violence, frequent poverty and limited
English proficiency results in a complex situation that is extremely
difficult to overcome, and is of particular concern when accessing
domestic violence services. The purpose of this study is to explore
battered Bosnian women's lived experience in the U.S., and to improve the
outreach programÆs current services by including the voices of Bosnian
women as active participants in program development and quality
improvement. Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenology is the philosophy and
method underlying the study. The sample consists of 15 women who either
have experienced or are experiencing IPV and are past, current, or
potential clients of the program identified through program records, word
of mouth and locally posted flyers. Interviews are being conducted by a
bilingual client advocate from the program. Audiotapes are being
transcribed verbatim in Bosnian, translated into English, and analyzed by
the research team using interpretive phenomenology. Findings will be
disseminated to assist domestic violence workers in understanding the
lived experience of battered Bosnian women. This information will be used
to plan culturally meaningful interventions in program policy and
practice.
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.titleCommunity Dialogues with Battered Bosnian Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159159-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Community Dialogues with Battered Bosnian Women</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">Stieglitz, Kimberly, DNSc, APRN, BC, PNP - Co-PI</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Doisy College of Health Science</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">School of Nursing, 3525 Caroline Street, St. Louis, MO, 63104, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">314-977-8948</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kstiegl1@slu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Co-PI: Jelena Todic, MSW</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The Bosnian Outreach Program of Project AWARE serves women from a <br/> large Bosnian refugee/immigrant population who have experienced intimate <br/> partner violence (IPV). The rate of IPV in the U.S. among this population <br/> is unknown, although a previous study demonstrated a 20% prevalence rate <br/> for IPV among women living in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Refugee Women's <br/> Resource Project, 2002). IPV is the foremost health care concern for women <br/> everywhere. Barriers to accessing services for Bosnian and immigrant women <br/> include: limited English language proficiency; unfamiliarity and distrust <br/> with service providers; history of lack of services and/or responsiveness <br/> to their assaults in their native country; war experience; realities of a <br/> refugee life; social stigma; community pressures; and lack of social <br/> support. The overlap of domestic violence, frequent poverty and limited <br/> English proficiency results in a complex situation that is extremely <br/> difficult to overcome, and is of particular concern when accessing <br/> domestic violence services. The purpose of this study is to explore <br/> battered Bosnian women's lived experience in the U.S., and to improve the <br/> outreach program&AElig;s current services by including the voices of Bosnian <br/> women as active participants in program development and quality <br/> improvement. Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenology is the philosophy and <br/> method underlying the study. The sample consists of 15 women who either <br/> have experienced or are experiencing IPV and are past, current, or <br/> potential clients of the program identified through program records, word <br/> of mouth and locally posted flyers. Interviews are being conducted by a <br/> bilingual client advocate from the program. Audiotapes are being <br/> transcribed verbatim in Bosnian, translated into English, and analyzed by <br/> the research team using interpretive phenomenology. Findings will be <br/> disseminated to assist domestic violence workers in understanding the <br/> lived experience of battered Bosnian women. This information will be used <br/> to plan culturally meaningful interventions in program policy and <br/> practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:45:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:45:43Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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