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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160948
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Becoming Homeless, Being Homeless, and Resolving Homelessness Among Women
Abstract:
Becoming Homeless, Being Homeless, and Resolving Homelessness Among Women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Finfgeld-Connett, Deborah, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Missouri
Title:Nursing
Contact Address:S321 Sinclair School of Nursing, Columbia, MO, 65211, USA
Contact Telephone:573-884-7255
Co-Authors:D. Finfgeld-Connett, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO;
Recently, the need to prevent and resolve homelessness among women has become more acute. The purpose of this investigation was to better articulate the experiences of homeless women and make evidence-based inferences regarding optimal social services. This qualitative meta-synthesis was conducted in concordance with the work of Finfgeld-Connett (2009) and the methodologies of Strauss and Corbin (1990), Corbin and Strauss (2008), and Miles and Huberman (1994). Additional models were not used to guide this investigation since the aim was to formulate a newly conceived framework. The sample consisted of 45 qualitative research reports of studies relating to homeless or formerly homeless women. Study participants (N =1184) self-identified as predominately Black (n = 541; 46%), White (n = 259; 21%), or Hispanic (n = 153; 13%). Report findings were individually evaluated for inclusion/exclusion in the study database during the data analysis process. Open, axial, and selective coding were carried out in an iterative manner. Action and interactional patterns among codes and categories were identified, and synthesis was achieved as a newly inferred process of becoming homeless, being homeless, and resolving homelessness among women emerged. In their youth, homeless women appear to experience challenging circumstances that leave them ill-prepared to prevent and resolve homelessness in adulthood. Resolution of homelessness occurs in progressive-regressive-progressive stages; including crisis, assessment, and sustained action. To enhance forward progression through these stages, nurses are encouraged to promote empowerment related to intrapersonal, interpersonal, and environmental factors and in concordance with the Transtheoretical and Harm Reduction Models. Services that are highly valued throughout this process are childcare assistance and physical and mental health care. Successful resolution of homelessness results in the acquisition of stable housing as well as multiple other improvements in women's lives.
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.titleBecoming Homeless, Being Homeless, and Resolving Homelessness Among Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160948-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Becoming Homeless, Being Homeless, and Resolving Homelessness Among 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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Finfgeld-Connett, Deborah, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Missouri</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">S321 Sinclair School of Nursing, Columbia, MO, 65211, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">573-884-7255</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">finfgeldd@missouri.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">D. Finfgeld-Connett, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Recently, the need to prevent and resolve homelessness among women has become more acute. The purpose of this investigation was to better articulate the experiences of homeless women and make evidence-based inferences regarding optimal social services. This qualitative meta-synthesis was conducted in concordance with the work of Finfgeld-Connett (2009) and the methodologies of Strauss and Corbin (1990), Corbin and Strauss (2008), and Miles and Huberman (1994). Additional models were not used to guide this investigation since the aim was to formulate a newly conceived framework. The sample consisted of 45 qualitative research reports of studies relating to homeless or formerly homeless women. Study participants (N =1184) self-identified as predominately Black (n = 541; 46%), White (n = 259; 21%), or Hispanic (n = 153; 13%). Report findings were individually evaluated for inclusion/exclusion in the study database during the data analysis process. Open, axial, and selective coding were carried out in an iterative manner. Action and interactional patterns among codes and categories were identified, and synthesis was achieved as a newly inferred process of becoming homeless, being homeless, and resolving homelessness among women emerged. In their youth, homeless women appear to experience challenging circumstances that leave them ill-prepared to prevent and resolve homelessness in adulthood. Resolution of homelessness occurs in progressive-regressive-progressive stages; including crisis, assessment, and sustained action. To enhance forward progression through these stages, nurses are encouraged to promote empowerment related to intrapersonal, interpersonal, and environmental factors and in concordance with the Transtheoretical and Harm Reduction Models. Services that are highly valued throughout this process are childcare assistance and physical and mental health care. Successful resolution of homelessness results in the acquisition of stable housing as well as multiple other improvements in women's lives.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:13:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:13:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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