Social Structure Dimensions of Care for Substance-Dependent African American Women

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160554
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Social Structure Dimensions of Care for Substance-Dependent African American Women
Abstract:
Social Structure Dimensions of Care for Substance-Dependent African American Women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Ehrmin, Joanne
P.I. Institution Name:Medical College of Ohio
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH, 43614, USA
This qualitative ethnographic research study was conducted in a Midwestern Metropolitan city with 12 African American key participants and 18 general participants. The key participants ranged in age from 23-44 years. Drugs of choice included alcohol, crack, cocaine, heroin, and dilaudid. This study was conceptualized within Leininger's cultural care diversity & universality theory of nursing. The purpose of this study was to discover dimensions of care for African American women, focused on meanings and expressions of care that influenced the women's ability to remain in treatment and recovery for their substance abuse. Over a three year period the researcher used ethnographic techniques including participant-observation and interviews, both formal and informal, to collect data in the research context of an inner city transitional home for substance abuse. Verbatim descriptors were analyzed to discover patterns of behavior, structural meanings and contextual analysis. Criteria for evaluation of qualitative research were used to assure trustworthiness of data including credibility, recurrent patterning, and saturation of data. Findings indicated that the meanings and expressions of care for study participants were embedded in the social structure factors including family, religious, spiritual, philosophical, and cultural values. Social structure factors were discovered to be essential to understand dimensions of care for culturally diverse groups of women such as African American women as they moved through treatment and recovery for their substance abuse.
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.titleSocial Structure Dimensions of Care for Substance-Dependent African American Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160554-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Social Structure Dimensions of Care for Substance-Dependent African American 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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ehrmin, Joanne</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Medical College of Ohio</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">School of Nursing, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH, 43614, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jehrmin@mco.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This qualitative ethnographic research study was conducted in a Midwestern Metropolitan city with 12 African American key participants and 18 general participants. The key participants ranged in age from 23-44 years. Drugs of choice included alcohol, crack, cocaine, heroin, and dilaudid. This study was conceptualized within Leininger's cultural care diversity &amp; universality theory of nursing. The purpose of this study was to discover dimensions of care for African American women, focused on meanings and expressions of care that influenced the women's ability to remain in treatment and recovery for their substance abuse. Over a three year period the researcher used ethnographic techniques including participant-observation and interviews, both formal and informal, to collect data in the research context of an inner city transitional home for substance abuse. Verbatim descriptors were analyzed to discover patterns of behavior, structural meanings and contextual analysis. Criteria for evaluation of qualitative research were used to assure trustworthiness of data including credibility, recurrent patterning, and saturation of data. Findings indicated that the meanings and expressions of care for study participants were embedded in the social structure factors including family, religious, spiritual, philosophical, and cultural values. Social structure factors were discovered to be essential to understand dimensions of care for culturally diverse groups of women such as African American women as they moved through treatment and recovery for their substance abuse.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:03:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:03:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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