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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161076
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Lived Experience of Feeling Unsure for Women Homeless
Abstract:
The Lived Experience of Feeling Unsure for Women Homeless
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Bunkers, Sandra, PhD, MS, BA, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:South Dakota State University
Title:Graduate Program Director
Contact Address:College of Nursing, Box 2275, SNF 217, Brookings, SD, 57007-0098, USA
Contact Telephone:605-688-4115
The purpose of this study, guided by Parse's human becoming theory and research methodology, was to investigate the meaning of feeling unsure for women who are homeless. Feeling unsure is a universal lived experience of health related to the uncertainty and the unknown that exists in choosing one's way in life events; feeling unsure can be heightened during times of struggle and difficulty. Nursing's attention to understanding the experiences of women who are struggling with homelessness and lack of access to healthcare and social services can help to strengthen the link between what nursing research uncovers and what nursing practice models need to be developed to meet the needs of those less fortunate. This research provides new knowledge for nursing regarding women who are homeless and expands Parse's theory of human becoming in relation to feeling unsure, health and quality of life.

The Parse research method is a phenomenological-hermeneutic method. The method is composed of the following processes: dialogical engagement, extraction-synthesis, heuristic interpretation, and artistic expression. The research question was: What is the structure of the lived experience of feeling unsure? Through dialogical engagement with 10 women who were homeless (ages 25 to 59) and the process of extraction-synthesis, three core concepts from the participants' dialogues were identified. They are: despairing apprehensiveness, tormenting isolation, and prevailing with endeavors amid the arduous. Thus, for these 10 women the lived experience of feeling unsure is despairing apprehensiveness surfacing with tormenting isolation, while prevailing with endeavors amid the arduous. Findings of this study will be discussed in light of implications for health, quality of life, nursing practice, nursing education, and future nursing research. Key Words: feeling unsure, women homeless, Parse's research methodology [Poster Presentation]
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.titleThe Lived Experience of Feeling Unsure for Women Homelessen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161076-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Lived Experience of Feeling Unsure for Women Homeless</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bunkers, Sandra, PhD, MS, BA, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">South Dakota State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Graduate Program Director</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, Box 2275, SNF 217, Brookings, SD, 57007-0098, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">605-688-4115</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">tsbunkers@sio.midco.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study, guided by Parse's human becoming theory and research methodology, was to investigate the meaning of feeling unsure for women who are homeless. Feeling unsure is a universal lived experience of health related to the uncertainty and the unknown that exists in choosing one's way in life events; feeling unsure can be heightened during times of struggle and difficulty. Nursing's attention to understanding the experiences of women who are struggling with homelessness and lack of access to healthcare and social services can help to strengthen the link between what nursing research uncovers and what nursing practice models need to be developed to meet the needs of those less fortunate. This research provides new knowledge for nursing regarding women who are homeless and expands Parse's theory of human becoming in relation to feeling unsure, health and quality of life.<br/><br/>The Parse research method is a phenomenological-hermeneutic method. The method is composed of the following processes: dialogical engagement, extraction-synthesis, heuristic interpretation, and artistic expression. The research question was: What is the structure of the lived experience of feeling unsure? Through dialogical engagement with 10 women who were homeless (ages 25 to 59) and the process of extraction-synthesis, three core concepts from the participants' dialogues were identified. They are: despairing apprehensiveness, tormenting isolation, and prevailing with endeavors amid the arduous. Thus, for these 10 women the lived experience of feeling unsure is despairing apprehensiveness surfacing with tormenting isolation, while prevailing with endeavors amid the arduous. Findings of this study will be discussed in light of implications for health, quality of life, nursing practice, nursing education, and future nursing research. Key Words: feeling unsure, women homeless, Parse's research methodology [Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:15:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:15:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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