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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161579
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Narratives of Desire: What Diverse Abuse Survivors Want from Maternity Caregivers
Abstract:
Narratives of Desire: What Diverse Abuse Survivors Want from Maternity Caregivers
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Seng, Julia
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iowa
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 101F Nursing Building, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA
Purpose: Providing maternity care to victims of past and current abuse is challenging, with no single approach likely to be welcome or effective for all women. This study's purpose was to learn what sexual abuse survivors view as positive, therapeutic care from their maternity caregivers. Theoretical/Conceptual Framework: A narrative framework was used because we expected that women's diverse and even contradictory desires would make sense within the context of their circumstances and abuse histories. Storytelling is an important form of sharing information that honors women's self-knowledge. Sample: Fifteen women who self-identified as having a past/present sexual abuse history and childbearing experience. Method: In face to face interviews, the abuse survivors were asked to relate the story of their childbearing year, focusing particularly on what they wanted from their maternity caregivers in response to any abuse-related problems or posttraumatic stress symptoms experienced. Interviews were audio taped, transcribed, and analyzed using a narrative approach. Results: These women's "messages" to caregivers make sense in light of several continua: (1) where they are in the process of understanding and healing the effects of abuse on their life, (2) how much information they have about how abuse might affect childbearing, (3) ability to advocate for themselves, and (4) degree of life disruption by current abuse or current crises. Conclusions: Assessing clients in relation to these continua can enhance caregivers' intuition and improve the alliance between caregiver and survivor client. Attention to these categories could guide getting to know the client, determining the extent of her trauma-related needs, setting priorities, building trust, and negotiating care practices.
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.titleNarratives of Desire: What Diverse Abuse Survivors Want from Maternity Caregiversen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161579-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Narratives of Desire: What Diverse Abuse Survivors Want from Maternity Caregivers</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">Seng, Julia</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iowa</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">College of Nursing, 101F Nursing Building, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Providing maternity care to victims of past and current abuse is challenging, with no single approach likely to be welcome or effective for all women. This study's purpose was to learn what sexual abuse survivors view as positive, therapeutic care from their maternity caregivers. Theoretical/Conceptual Framework: A narrative framework was used because we expected that women's diverse and even contradictory desires would make sense within the context of their circumstances and abuse histories. Storytelling is an important form of sharing information that honors women's self-knowledge. Sample: Fifteen women who self-identified as having a past/present sexual abuse history and childbearing experience. Method: In face to face interviews, the abuse survivors were asked to relate the story of their childbearing year, focusing particularly on what they wanted from their maternity caregivers in response to any abuse-related problems or posttraumatic stress symptoms experienced. Interviews were audio taped, transcribed, and analyzed using a narrative approach. Results: These women's &quot;messages&quot; to caregivers make sense in light of several continua: (1) where they are in the process of understanding and healing the effects of abuse on their life, (2) how much information they have about how abuse might affect childbearing, (3) ability to advocate for themselves, and (4) degree of life disruption by current abuse or current crises. Conclusions: Assessing clients in relation to these continua can enhance caregivers' intuition and improve the alliance between caregiver and survivor client. Attention to these categories could guide getting to know the client, determining the extent of her trauma-related needs, setting priorities, building trust, and negotiating care practices.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:23:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:23:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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