A Mid-range Theory of Adolescent Demoralization and a Model of Nursing Empowerment of the Demoralized Adolescent

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161140
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Title:
A Mid-range Theory of Adolescent Demoralization and a Model of Nursing Empowerment of the Demoralized Adolescent
Abstract:
A Mid-range Theory of Adolescent Demoralization and a Model of Nursing Empowerment of the Demoralized Adolescent
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Calloway, Susan, RN, MSN, FNP
P.I. Institution Name:Graceland University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 1401 West Truman Rd., Independence, MO, 64050-3434, USA
Contact Telephone:1-800-833-0524, ext. 4215
Up to one-half of all visits to primary care providers are due to
conditions that are caused or exacerbated by mental or emotional problems
(CFHC, 1998). Recent figures from the World Health Organization estimate
that by the year 2020 childhood neuropsychiatric disorders will increase
by 50% and will be 1 of the 5 most common causes of childhood morbidity,
mortality and disability. (NIMH, 2004). Mental health problems increase
dramatically during adolescence as the presence of multiple stressors in
the adolescentÆs life increases vulnerability to mental health disorders.
In order to promote mental health within this population, the practitioner
must be knowledgeable regarding adolescent development and the variables
that impact the emergence of a stable, well-adjusted adult. One such
variable is the presence of demoralization which has been suggested as a
precursor to depression. Demoralization is described by Frank (1974) as a
persistent inability to cope accompanied by feelings of hopelessness,
meaninglessness, helplessness and subjective incompetence with a resultant
diminished self-esteem. This paper presents a mid-range theory of the
development of demoralization in the adolescent and a model of empowerment
of the adolescent through nursing interventions that can ameliorate this
condition. Based on this model the following relational statements are
proposed: 1. Engagement between the nurse and the adolescent will lead
to an increased sense of power over future events. 2. As the nurse
facilitates the adolescentÆs identification of his/her strengths a greater
sense of competence will result. 3. Exploration of options for action
with the adolescent will increase his/her feelings of hope.
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.titleA Mid-range Theory of Adolescent Demoralization and a Model of Nursing Empowerment of the Demoralized Adolescenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161140-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Mid-range Theory of Adolescent Demoralization and a Model of Nursing Empowerment of the Demoralized Adolescent</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Calloway, Susan, RN, MSN, FNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Graceland University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 1401 West Truman Rd., Independence, MO, 64050-3434, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">1-800-833-0524, ext. 4215</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">calloway@graceland.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Up to one-half of all visits to primary care providers are due to <br/> conditions that are caused or exacerbated by mental or emotional problems <br/> (CFHC, 1998). Recent figures from the World Health Organization estimate <br/> that by the year 2020 childhood neuropsychiatric disorders will increase <br/> by 50% and will be 1 of the 5 most common causes of childhood morbidity, <br/> mortality and disability. (NIMH, 2004). Mental health problems increase <br/> dramatically during adolescence as the presence of multiple stressors in <br/> the adolescent&AElig;s life increases vulnerability to mental health disorders. <br/> In order to promote mental health within this population, the practitioner <br/> must be knowledgeable regarding adolescent development and the variables <br/> that impact the emergence of a stable, well-adjusted adult. One such <br/> variable is the presence of demoralization which has been suggested as a <br/> precursor to depression. Demoralization is described by Frank (1974) as a <br/> persistent inability to cope accompanied by feelings of hopelessness, <br/> meaninglessness, helplessness and subjective incompetence with a resultant <br/> diminished self-esteem. This paper presents a mid-range theory of the <br/> development of demoralization in the adolescent and a model of empowerment <br/> of the adolescent through nursing interventions that can ameliorate this <br/> condition. Based on this model the following relational statements are <br/> proposed: 1. Engagement between the nurse and the adolescent will lead <br/> to an increased sense of power over future events. 2. As the nurse <br/> facilitates the adolescent&AElig;s identification of his/her strengths a greater <br/> sense of competence will result. 3. Exploration of options for action <br/> with the adolescent will increase his/her feelings of hope.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:16:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:16:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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