Identifying unique outcomes for women who have experienced much sexual violence throughout the lifespan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159607
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Identifying unique outcomes for women who have experienced much sexual violence throughout the lifespan
Abstract:
Identifying unique outcomes for women who have experienced much sexual violence throughout the lifespan
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Draucker, Claire, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Kent State University
Title:Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, PO Box 5190, Kent, OH, 44242-0001, USA
Contact Telephone:330.672.3686
Purpose: According to narrative therapists, unique outcomes are moments of strength, autonomy, and emotional vitality hidden in life stories that are otherwise saturated with suffering and oppression. The purpose of this study is to identify the nature of unique outcomes described by women who have experienced much interpersonal victimization throughout their lives. Theoretical/conceptual framework: Social constructionism. Sample and methods: For prior research, open-ended interviews were conducted with forty-four women who had experienced sexual violence. The transcripts of women who had experienced abuse of long duration or violence by multiple perpetrators (N=38) were examined for stories that represented unique outcomes. Although such stories were not intentionally elicited by the interviewer, the majority of the women told at least one story representing an unique outcome. Content analysis was used to create a typology of unique outcomes. Findings: The unique outcomes described by the women represented three types of narratives: rebellion narratives, breaking-free narratives, and resurgence narratives. Conclusions: Unique outcomes are hidden in the life stories of women who have experienced much abuse throughout their lives. Therapeutic processes that identify and bring forth stories of these outcomes serve to open up possibilities for constructing new, more satisfying life narratives.
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.titleIdentifying unique outcomes for women who have experienced much sexual violence throughout the lifespanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159607-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Identifying unique outcomes for women who have experienced much sexual violence throughout the lifespan</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Draucker, Claire, 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-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, PO Box 5190, Kent, OH, 44242-0001, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">330.672.3686</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cdraucke@kent.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: According to narrative therapists, unique outcomes are moments of strength, autonomy, and emotional vitality hidden in life stories that are otherwise saturated with suffering and oppression. The purpose of this study is to identify the nature of unique outcomes described by women who have experienced much interpersonal victimization throughout their lives. Theoretical/conceptual framework: Social constructionism. Sample and methods: For prior research, open-ended interviews were conducted with forty-four women who had experienced sexual violence. The transcripts of women who had experienced abuse of long duration or violence by multiple perpetrators (N=38) were examined for stories that represented unique outcomes. Although such stories were not intentionally elicited by the interviewer, the majority of the women told at least one story representing an unique outcome. Content analysis was used to create a typology of unique outcomes. Findings: The unique outcomes described by the women represented three types of narratives: rebellion narratives, breaking-free narratives, and resurgence narratives. Conclusions: Unique outcomes are hidden in the life stories of women who have experienced much abuse throughout their lives. Therapeutic processes that identify and bring forth stories of these outcomes serve to open up possibilities for constructing new, more satisfying life narratives.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:10:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:10:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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