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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161622
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Narrative Analysis of Men and Women's Stories of Healing from Abuse
Abstract:
Narrative Analysis of Men and Women's Stories of Healing from Abuse
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Draucker, Claire, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Kent State University
Title:Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, PO Box 5190, Kent, OH, 44242-0001, USA
Contact Telephone:330.672.3686
Purpose: Narrative therapists (White, 1995) have defined "unique outcomes" as moments of strength, autonomy, and emotional vitality hidden in life stories that are otherwise saturated with suffering and oppression and suggest that uncovering stories of these moments is crucial to healing. No research has been conducted, however, that describes the nature and function of such stories in life narratives. The purpose of this study is to identify and classify the types of unique outcomes experienced by survivors of extensive lifetime abuse and to examine differences between unique outcomes described by men and women. Theoretical framework: Social constructionism Sample: For several prior studies, open-ended interviews were conducted with 74 individuals who had experienced sexual violence. The transcripts of the 23 women and 18 men who had experienced abuse of long duration or violence by multiple perpetrators were reexamined. Methods: Stories embedded in the 41 narratives that represented unique outcomes as defined by White (1995) were highlighted. Narrative analysis (Antaki, 1994) was used to identify and classify these stories and to compare stories told by women and men. Results: Five types of unique outcome stories were identified in the women's narratives: rebellion stories, breaking-free stories, resurgence stories, refuge stories, determination stories. Three types were identified in the men's stories: awakening stories, buddy stories, normal guy stories. All eight-story types will be described and exemplified with quotes from participants' narratives. Conclusions: Individuals who have experienced abuse-ladened lives spontaneously report unique outcomes. The differences in the nature of men and women's unique outcomes reflect the different social context of their abuse. Implications for understanding the ways in which men and heal from abuse will be discussed.
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.titleNarrative Analysis of Men and Women's Stories of Healing from Abuseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161622-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Narrative Analysis of Men and Women's Stories of Healing from Abuse</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">Draucker, Claire, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kent State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, PO Box 5190, Kent, OH, 44242-0001, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">330.672.3686</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cdraucke@kent.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Narrative therapists (White, 1995) have defined &quot;unique outcomes&quot; as moments of strength, autonomy, and emotional vitality hidden in life stories that are otherwise saturated with suffering and oppression and suggest that uncovering stories of these moments is crucial to healing. No research has been conducted, however, that describes the nature and function of such stories in life narratives. The purpose of this study is to identify and classify the types of unique outcomes experienced by survivors of extensive lifetime abuse and to examine differences between unique outcomes described by men and women. Theoretical framework: Social constructionism Sample: For several prior studies, open-ended interviews were conducted with 74 individuals who had experienced sexual violence. The transcripts of the 23 women and 18 men who had experienced abuse of long duration or violence by multiple perpetrators were reexamined. Methods: Stories embedded in the 41 narratives that represented unique outcomes as defined by White (1995) were highlighted. Narrative analysis (Antaki, 1994) was used to identify and classify these stories and to compare stories told by women and men. Results: Five types of unique outcome stories were identified in the women's narratives: rebellion stories, breaking-free stories, resurgence stories, refuge stories, determination stories. Three types were identified in the men's stories: awakening stories, buddy stories, normal guy stories. All eight-story types will be described and exemplified with quotes from participants' narratives. Conclusions: Individuals who have experienced abuse-ladened lives spontaneously report unique outcomes. The differences in the nature of men and women's unique outcomes reflect the different social context of their abuse. Implications for understanding the ways in which men and heal from abuse will be discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:24:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:24:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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