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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163129
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Examination of Nurse-Client Interaction using Resource Exchange Theory
Author(s):
Koeniger-Donohue, Rebecca
Author Details:
Rebecca Koeniger-Donohue, PhD, APRN, RNC, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: rebecca.koeniger-donohue@simmons.edu
Abstract:
Purpose: There is minimal data which describes precisely what transpires in the context of a health care visit. This paper presents Foa & Foa's Resource Exchange Theory to: 1) understand client-nurse interaction from the perspective of the client, 2) understand client-nurse interaction from the perspective of the nurse, 3) determine if and how closely the concepts and relational statements of Resource Exchange Theory can be applied to an individual client-advance practice nurse clinical case. Background: Resource Exchange Theory used to describe non-specific types of social interaction can be applied, in a nursing context, to describe and understand client-nurse interaction. Approach: An exploratory study which included two nurse practitioners (NPs) and eight midlife women was conducted in two Women's Health clinics. Data were comprised of pre and post encounter interviews with the clients and NPs, and audiotapes of the clinic visit. A specific clinical situation is drawn from this research data to illuminate the concepts and relational statements of Resource Exchange Theory. Major Points & Rationale: The participant's experience aligned closely with the assumptions and relational statements of Resource Exchange Theory. In terms of actual resources exchanged, four of the six resource classes were useful and two were not. Additional resources emerged in the context of the visit which are not included in the theory. Thus, Resource Exchange Theory was reformulated from a nursing perspective and additional resource categories were added based on the data. Conclusions: Foa & Foa's Resource Exchange Theoretical perspectives can be applied to client-nurse interactions and add to our understanding of the evolving nature of this relationship over time. However, the theory requires further refinement to capture the more subtle multidimensional types of support and does not address negative interactions in terms of what is costly for clients. In addition, linkages with King's Theory of Goal Attainment need to be investigated further.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
19th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExamination of Nurse-Client Interaction using Resource Exchange Theoryen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKoeniger-Donohue, Rebeccaen_US
dc.author.detailsRebecca Koeniger-Donohue, PhD, APRN, RNC, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: rebecca.koeniger-donohue@simmons.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163129-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: There is minimal data which describes precisely what transpires in the context of a health care visit. This paper presents Foa & Foa's Resource Exchange Theory to: 1) understand client-nurse interaction from the perspective of the client, 2) understand client-nurse interaction from the perspective of the nurse, 3) determine if and how closely the concepts and relational statements of Resource Exchange Theory can be applied to an individual client-advance practice nurse clinical case. Background: Resource Exchange Theory used to describe non-specific types of social interaction can be applied, in a nursing context, to describe and understand client-nurse interaction. Approach: An exploratory study which included two nurse practitioners (NPs) and eight midlife women was conducted in two Women's Health clinics. Data were comprised of pre and post encounter interviews with the clients and NPs, and audiotapes of the clinic visit. A specific clinical situation is drawn from this research data to illuminate the concepts and relational statements of Resource Exchange Theory. Major Points & Rationale: The participant's experience aligned closely with the assumptions and relational statements of Resource Exchange Theory. In terms of actual resources exchanged, four of the six resource classes were useful and two were not. Additional resources emerged in the context of the visit which are not included in the theory. Thus, Resource Exchange Theory was reformulated from a nursing perspective and additional resource categories were added based on the data. Conclusions: Foa & Foa's Resource Exchange Theoretical perspectives can be applied to client-nurse interactions and add to our understanding of the evolving nature of this relationship over time. However, the theory requires further refinement to capture the more subtle multidimensional types of support and does not address negative interactions in terms of what is costly for clients. In addition, linkages with King's Theory of Goal Attainment need to be investigated further.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:01:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:01:50Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name19th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationProvidence, Rhode Island, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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