Changing Patterns of Meaning That Surface in Relationship with Others for Parents of Children with Disabilities

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161317
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Changing Patterns of Meaning That Surface in Relationship with Others for Parents of Children with Disabilities
Abstract:
Changing Patterns of Meaning That Surface in Relationship with Others for Parents of Children with Disabilities
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Helling, Susan , RNC, BSN
Contact Address:SON, 1811 Maplewood Lane, Aberdeen, SD, 57401, USA
Relationship is of profound importance in every person’s life. Relational encounters can also act as triggers that initiate a grief reaction for parents of children with disabilities. This triggered reaction then starts the parent on a roller-coaster ride of emotional turmoil and stress. Therefore, it is paramount that professionals understand the nature and importance of relationships and the impact each interaction can have on a parent’s well-being. Nursing as a profession is in a unique position to assist parents to deal with stresses amassed through the caregiving and parenting process. The purpose of this study is to expand nursing knowledge in order to inform and guide nursing care for these families. The research question is: What are the changing patterns of meaning that surface in relationship with others for parents of children with disabilities? The study is constructed using the theoretical perspective of Margaret Newman’s theory of health as expanding consciousness and Newman’s hermeneutic, dialectic research methodology. This methodology of pattern identification includes elements of data collection through an interview process, organization and transcription of data to a narrative format, diagrammatic display of data as patterns over time, sharing these patterns with individual participants, and analysis and application of the theory. A purposive sample of 6 to 10 parents living in northeastern South Dakota is selected for participation. Participation is limited to biologic parents of a child between the ages of 3 and 21 who has a chronic condition or disability and is living in the family home. These parents will be asked to discuss the most meaningful and important interactions they have with other people related to having a disabled child. This study, which is currently in progress, will provide insight into deeper dimensions of meanings that surface in interactions and thereby inform skillful and compassionate care for families.
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.titleChanging Patterns of Meaning That Surface in Relationship with Others for Parents of Children with Disabilitiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161317-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Changing Patterns of Meaning That Surface in Relationship with Others for Parents of Children with Disabilities</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Helling, Susan , RNC, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 1811 Maplewood Lane, Aberdeen, SD, 57401, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Relationship is of profound importance in every person&rsquo;s life. Relational encounters can also act as triggers that initiate a grief reaction for parents of children with disabilities. This triggered reaction then starts the parent on a roller-coaster ride of emotional turmoil and stress. Therefore, it is paramount that professionals understand the nature and importance of relationships and the impact each interaction can have on a parent&rsquo;s well-being. Nursing as a profession is in a unique position to assist parents to deal with stresses amassed through the caregiving and parenting process. The purpose of this study is to expand nursing knowledge in order to inform and guide nursing care for these families. The research question is: What are the changing patterns of meaning that surface in relationship with others for parents of children with disabilities? The study is constructed using the theoretical perspective of Margaret Newman&rsquo;s theory of health as expanding consciousness and Newman&rsquo;s hermeneutic, dialectic research methodology. This methodology of pattern identification includes elements of data collection through an interview process, organization and transcription of data to a narrative format, diagrammatic display of data as patterns over time, sharing these patterns with individual participants, and analysis and application of the theory. A purposive sample of 6 to 10 parents living in northeastern South Dakota is selected for participation. Participation is limited to biologic parents of a child between the ages of 3 and 21 who has a chronic condition or disability and is living in the family home. These parents will be asked to discuss the most meaningful and important interactions they have with other people related to having a disabled child. This study, which is currently in progress, will provide insight into deeper dimensions of meanings that surface in interactions and thereby inform skillful and compassionate care for families. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:19:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:19:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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