Older Widows' Experiences with Professional Home Care Providers: A Phenomenological Counterpoint to the Concept and Measurement of Home Care Satisfaction

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159396
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Presentation
Title:
Older Widows' Experiences with Professional Home Care Providers: A Phenomenological Counterpoint to the Concept and Measurement of Home Care Satisfaction
Abstract:
Older Widows' Experiences with Professional Home Care Providers: A Phenomenological Counterpoint to the Concept and Measurement of Home Care Satisfaction
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Porter, Eileen
Contact Address:Sinclair School of Nursing, S424, Columbia, MO, 65211, USA
A longitudinal phenomenological study was undertaken to describe the experience of home care for older widows living alone in their own homes. The 25 participants met inclusion criteria for age, duration of widowhood, number of adult children, mental competence, and self-rated health. Over a three-year period, 7 tape-recorded, open-ended interviews were conducted in each woman's home. Topics of interviews were their perceptions and acts relative to the persons who were helping them continue to live at home alone. A descriptive phenomenological method was used to delineate a taxonomy of phenomena of the structures of the women's experience of home care. This paper is a report about the experiences of the 13 women (age 82 - 96) who had professional home care providers, such as nurses and physical therapists. Among the 10 phenomena of their experience were: determining where her field lies, expecting her to do what she is supposed to do, and linking her help to sustaining myself here. Findings were contrasted to the dimensions of the variable of home care satisfaction, and the method of eliciting data was contrasted to the standardized measurement of home care satisfaction. Because the phenomena were elicited directly from data, they afford a critical examination of the construct of home care satisfaction. The phenomena are also a new interpretation of process, structure, and outcome criteria grounded in experience. Engaging in open-ended conversations with older persons might be the most valid means of ascertaining their views about professional home care. AN: MN030244
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.titleOlder Widows' Experiences with Professional Home Care Providers: A Phenomenological Counterpoint to the Concept and Measurement of Home Care Satisfactionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159396-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Older Widows' Experiences with Professional Home Care Providers: A Phenomenological Counterpoint to the Concept and Measurement of Home Care Satisfaction </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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Porter, Eileen</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Sinclair School of Nursing, S424, Columbia, MO, 65211, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">A longitudinal phenomenological study was undertaken to describe the experience of home care for older widows living alone in their own homes. The 25 participants met inclusion criteria for age, duration of widowhood, number of adult children, mental competence, and self-rated health. Over a three-year period, 7 tape-recorded, open-ended interviews were conducted in each woman's home. Topics of interviews were their perceptions and acts relative to the persons who were helping them continue to live at home alone. A descriptive phenomenological method was used to delineate a taxonomy of phenomena of the structures of the women's experience of home care. This paper is a report about the experiences of the 13 women (age 82 - 96) who had professional home care providers, such as nurses and physical therapists. Among the 10 phenomena of their experience were: determining where her field lies, expecting her to do what she is supposed to do, and linking her help to sustaining myself here. Findings were contrasted to the dimensions of the variable of home care satisfaction, and the method of eliciting data was contrasted to the standardized measurement of home care satisfaction. Because the phenomena were elicited directly from data, they afford a critical examination of the construct of home care satisfaction. The phenomena are also a new interpretation of process, structure, and outcome criteria grounded in experience. Engaging in open-ended conversations with older persons might be the most valid means of ascertaining their views about professional home care. AN: MN030244 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:58:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:58:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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