Breast Cancer and health care beliefs, values, and practices of old order Amish Women

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160451
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Presentation
Title:
Breast Cancer and health care beliefs, values, and practices of old order Amish Women
Abstract:
Breast Cancer and health care beliefs, values, and practices of old order Amish Women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Schwartz, Karon
Contact Address:Acute Care Nursing, 61028 Klinger Lake Road, Centreville, MI, 49032-9742, USA
Women in the Old Order Amish religious subculture are believed to be at high risk for breast cancer. Yet, due to the Amish separateness from the society at large, little is known about the breast cancer and health care beliefs, values and practices of Amish Women. In this ethnographic study the health belief and illness behavior models were used as a background to direct questions, give focus and to elicit information about the problem. The researcher gained entry to the Amish women through the local Bishop and network sampling. Immersion experiences in the culture, engaging in everyday life activities of the Amish took place over 12 months. In-depth interviews were conducted with 16 women with extensive notes taken during and upon completion of each interview and encounter. N-Vivo software was used to discover, describe and systematically analyze the breast cancer and health care beliefs, values and practices of Amish Women. Preliminary interpretation of the data uncovered that Amish women are subjected to difficult decision making processes, choosing between the traditional teachings and beliefs of their culture, known as the “natural or God’s way”, and the “medical way.” In the process of the “natural way”, many women are subjected to an almost barbaric treatment of using ‘cancer salve’ to diagnose and treat breast lumps. This research will enable nurses and other health care providers to better understand the conflict and struggle of Amish women in the context of their personal and cultural beliefs about breast cancer and health care beliefs, values and practices. This study will also provide information to guide new educational material directed to help Amish women in the decision making process of early detection and treatment of breast cancer. AN: MN030096
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.titleBreast Cancer and health care beliefs, values, and practices of old order Amish Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160451-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Breast Cancer and health care beliefs, values, and practices of old order Amish Women </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">Schwartz, Karon</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Acute Care Nursing, 61028 Klinger Lake Road, Centreville, MI, 49032-9742, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Women in the Old Order Amish religious subculture are believed to be at high risk for breast cancer. Yet, due to the Amish separateness from the society at large, little is known about the breast cancer and health care beliefs, values and practices of Amish Women. In this ethnographic study the health belief and illness behavior models were used as a background to direct questions, give focus and to elicit information about the problem. The researcher gained entry to the Amish women through the local Bishop and network sampling. Immersion experiences in the culture, engaging in everyday life activities of the Amish took place over 12 months. In-depth interviews were conducted with 16 women with extensive notes taken during and upon completion of each interview and encounter. N-Vivo software was used to discover, describe and systematically analyze the breast cancer and health care beliefs, values and practices of Amish Women. Preliminary interpretation of the data uncovered that Amish women are subjected to difficult decision making processes, choosing between the traditional teachings and beliefs of their culture, known as the &ldquo;natural or God&rsquo;s way&rdquo;, and the &ldquo;medical way.&rdquo; In the process of the &ldquo;natural way&rdquo;, many women are subjected to an almost barbaric treatment of using &lsquo;cancer salve&rsquo; to diagnose and treat breast lumps. This research will enable nurses and other health care providers to better understand the conflict and struggle of Amish women in the context of their personal and cultural beliefs about breast cancer and health care beliefs, values and practices. This study will also provide information to guide new educational material directed to help Amish women in the decision making process of early detection and treatment of breast cancer. AN: MN030096 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:57:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:57:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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