Meaning of INSIGHT Participation Among Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159298
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Meaning of INSIGHT Participation Among Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence
Abstract:
Meaning of INSIGHT Participation Among Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Zust, Barbara, PhD, RN
Title:Assistant Professor of Nursing
Contact Address:800 College Drive, St. Peter, MN, 56082, USA
The reduction of intimate partner violence (IPV) has been identified as a national healthcare priority. While numerous studies describe the effects of IPV, there is a dearth of studies that examine effective interventions. INSIGHT is a 20 week group cognitive therapy program specifically designed to empower women. Empirical studies show important but inconclusive findings about the efficacy of INSIGHT as an intervention for abused women. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that the program is meaningful. The purpose of this study was to uncover the meaning of INSIGHT participation among women who experienced IPV. Through interpretive phenomenology, the ten women interviewed in this study portrayed their INSIGHT participation as a process of Rescuing Self. All of the women described feeling, numb, worthless, and lost prior to their participation in INSIGHT. Their perception was that they were drowning in a powerful sea and they grabbed INSIGHT as if it were a life jacket that had been thrown out to them by a trusted person. They soon realized that they were not alone in their struggle to survive. The awareness that others were in the same boat created a sense of community and opened up dialogue between them. Together they uncovered historical messages of gender inequality and reframed them to be positive, affirming statements that they said to themselves daily. When the group disbanded, they continued to support each other and affirm themselves in finding their land legs and aspiring to reach their personal goals. A goal that they shared in common was to stop the cycle of violence, especially in their own families. The results of this study adds knowledge to guide nursing practice and intervention research in work with women who have experienced IPV. Key words: abuse, intervention, meaning
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.titleMeaning of INSIGHT Participation Among Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violenceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159298-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Meaning of INSIGHT Participation Among Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner 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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Zust, Barbara, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">800 College Drive, St. Peter, MN, 56082, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The reduction of intimate partner violence (IPV) has been identified as a national healthcare priority. While numerous studies describe the effects of IPV, there is a dearth of studies that examine effective interventions. INSIGHT is a 20 week group cognitive therapy program specifically designed to empower women. Empirical studies show important but inconclusive findings about the efficacy of INSIGHT as an intervention for abused women. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that the program is meaningful. The purpose of this study was to uncover the meaning of INSIGHT participation among women who experienced IPV. Through interpretive phenomenology, the ten women interviewed in this study portrayed their INSIGHT participation as a process of Rescuing Self. All of the women described feeling, numb, worthless, and lost prior to their participation in INSIGHT. Their perception was that they were drowning in a powerful sea and they grabbed INSIGHT as if it were a life jacket that had been thrown out to them by a trusted person. They soon realized that they were not alone in their struggle to survive. The awareness that others were in the same boat created a sense of community and opened up dialogue between them. Together they uncovered historical messages of gender inequality and reframed them to be positive, affirming statements that they said to themselves daily. When the group disbanded, they continued to support each other and affirm themselves in finding their land legs and aspiring to reach their personal goals. A goal that they shared in common was to stop the cycle of violence, especially in their own families. The results of this study adds knowledge to guide nursing practice and intervention research in work with women who have experienced IPV. Key words: abuse, intervention, meaning </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:53:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:53:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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