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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160226
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Complex-Technology Home Care: Ethics, Caring, and Quality of Life
Abstract:
Complex-Technology Home Care: Ethics, Caring, and Quality of Life
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Lasseter, Joyce, Ph.D.
P.I. Institution Name:MidAmerica Nazarene University
Contact Address:Nursing, 2030 E. College Way, Olathe, KS, 66062-1899, USA
This qualitative, descriptive study was a secondary analysis of diaries depicting feelings and emotions of 22 individuals who were receiving total parenteral nutrition at home. Individuals wrote in their diaries for one to three months. Forty diaries were analyzed. The purpose of the study was twofold: (a) to identify and describe ethical issues as well as caring and lack-of-caring behaviors in the everyday lives of individuals utilizing complex-technology home care, and (b) to describe the perceived impact of the issues and behaviors on these individuals' quality of life. An ethical issue was defined as a situation in which one or more of the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence/non-maleficence, and justice were present and might create a question as to the correct course of action. Themes that emerged from the diary data during content analysis were relationships and circumstances that either contributed to or interfered with a sense of well-being. The most frequently identified ethical issues were loss of control over one's life, lack of energy, and lack of family help. The most frequently identified caring behavior was health promotion activities. Lack of energy was the most frequently identified lack-of-caring behavior. Across the diaries the identified issues and behaviors were perceived to have both a positive and a negative impact on individual's quality of life. The perceived negative impact on quality of life outweighed the perceived positive impact. New knowledge for this population was the finding of caring-about-self behaviors. These behaviors contributed to the good, worth, dignity, or comfort of self and were embedded within some of the caring behaviors.
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.titleComplex-Technology Home Care: Ethics, Caring, and Quality of Lifeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160226-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Complex-Technology Home Care: Ethics, Caring, and Quality of Life</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lasseter, Joyce, Ph.D.</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">MidAmerica Nazarene University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Nursing, 2030 E. College Way, Olathe, KS, 66062-1899, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jalasseter@mnu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This qualitative, descriptive study was a secondary analysis of diaries depicting feelings and emotions of 22 individuals who were receiving total parenteral nutrition at home. Individuals wrote in their diaries for one to three months. Forty diaries were analyzed. The purpose of the study was twofold: (a) to identify and describe ethical issues as well as caring and lack-of-caring behaviors in the everyday lives of individuals utilizing complex-technology home care, and (b) to describe the perceived impact of the issues and behaviors on these individuals' quality of life. An ethical issue was defined as a situation in which one or more of the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence/non-maleficence, and justice were present and might create a question as to the correct course of action. Themes that emerged from the diary data during content analysis were relationships and circumstances that either contributed to or interfered with a sense of well-being. The most frequently identified ethical issues were loss of control over one's life, lack of energy, and lack of family help. The most frequently identified caring behavior was health promotion activities. Lack of energy was the most frequently identified lack-of-caring behavior. Across the diaries the identified issues and behaviors were perceived to have both a positive and a negative impact on individual's quality of life. The perceived negative impact on quality of life outweighed the perceived positive impact. New knowledge for this population was the finding of caring-about-self behaviors. These behaviors contributed to the good, worth, dignity, or comfort of self and were embedded within some of the caring behaviors.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:44:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:44:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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