Focused reflection: Reminiscence for elders using specific themes and visual images

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159697
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Focused reflection: Reminiscence for elders using specific themes and visual images
Abstract:
Focused reflection: Reminiscence for elders using specific themes and visual images
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Zauszniewski, Jaclene, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Case Western Reserve University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA
Contact Telephone:216.368.3612
Over the past decade, reminiscence groups for elders have gained in popularity, but their beneficial effects have been inconsistent. According to Erikson's developmental theory and Butler's theory of reminiscing, there are positive mental health effects of reminiscence groups beyond socialization. However, few research studies have described themes that emerge during spontaneous reminiscence, making the identification of specific outcomes problematic. Focused reflection is a type of reminiscence for elders that uses visual images constituting specific thematic categories: schooldays, holidays, foods, modes of transportation, animals, and entertainment. In focused reflection, the elderly person selects a picture from a set of 8-10 pictures and relates a story from his or her past in relation to it. Other group members are invited to comment, share ideas, or select other pictures to talk about. An NINR-funded clinical trial is currently in progress to examine the mental health effects of focused reflection in comparison with health teaching, coping skills, and diversional activity groups in promoting mental health in chronically ill elders in retirement communities. While focused reflection was originally designed in the study as a means for controlling the effects of reminiscence present in the other groups, evidence for its clinical usefulness need to be determined.
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.titleFocused reflection: Reminiscence for elders using specific themes and visual imagesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159697-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Focused reflection: Reminiscence for elders using specific themes and visual images</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">Zauszniewski, Jaclene, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Case Western Reserve University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">216.368.3612</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jaz@po.cwru.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Over the past decade, reminiscence groups for elders have gained in popularity, but their beneficial effects have been inconsistent. According to Erikson's developmental theory and Butler's theory of reminiscing, there are positive mental health effects of reminiscence groups beyond socialization. However, few research studies have described themes that emerge during spontaneous reminiscence, making the identification of specific outcomes problematic. Focused reflection is a type of reminiscence for elders that uses visual images constituting specific thematic categories: schooldays, holidays, foods, modes of transportation, animals, and entertainment. In focused reflection, the elderly person selects a picture from a set of 8-10 pictures and relates a story from his or her past in relation to it. Other group members are invited to comment, share ideas, or select other pictures to talk about. An NINR-funded clinical trial is currently in progress to examine the mental health effects of focused reflection in comparison with health teaching, coping skills, and diversional activity groups in promoting mental health in chronically ill elders in retirement communities. While focused reflection was originally designed in the study as a means for controlling the effects of reminiscence present in the other groups, evidence for its clinical usefulness need to be determined.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:15:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:15:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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