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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163579
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Integration: A central concept in nursing
Author(s):
Whittemore, Robin
Author Details:
Robin Whittemore, PhD, APRN, Associate Research Scientist, Lecturer, Yale School of Nursing, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, email: Robin.whittemore@yale.edu
Abstract:
Purpose: Integration has been defined as an experience of well-being which is embedded in daily living and is contingent upon the activity, meaningfulness, and synthesis of changing life experiences. The theoretical and empirical literature of the past decade on the concept of integration suggests that integration may be an important aspect of healing, particularly with respect to chronic illness. The purpose of this analysis is to update the definition of integration and to identify universal aspects of the process as related to healing, health, or nursing care. Methods: An integrative review concept analysis method was used. Relevant reports were identified in CINAHL from 1966 to 2004 using the keyword of integration and reviewing the reference lists of retrieved reports. The final sample included 56 reports: 36 were empirical and 20 were theoretical. Data were extracted from primary sources on the definition of integration, aspects of the process, antecedents, consequences, and facilitators. Data display matrices were developed and iteratively compared to define integration and develop a process model of the experience of integration. Results: Integration is defined as a complex person-environment interaction whereby a transition or illness experience is assimilated into the self and activities of daily living contributing to overall life balance. Introspective aspects of the process include confronting life change and potential loss as well as clarifying roles and relationships. Active aspects of the process include learning new health needs, making life changes, caring for self, reestablishing roles, and participating in life. Conclusions and Implications: The process of integration appears to be a critical phase that occurs between a transition or illness experience and subsequent healing. Greater understanding of the process of integration may be an effective way to conceptualize aspects of healing responsive to nursing interventions. Further practical and empirical application is warranted.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
17th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
New York, New York, USA
Description:
�Translational Research for Quality Health Outcomes: Affecting Practice and Healthcare Policy�, held on April 7th -9th at the Roosevelt Hotel, New York
Note:
This 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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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIntegration: A central concept in nursingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWhittemore, Robinen_US
dc.author.detailsRobin Whittemore, PhD, APRN, Associate Research Scientist, Lecturer, Yale School of Nursing, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, email: Robin.whittemore@yale.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163579-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Integration has been defined as an experience of well-being which is embedded in daily living and is contingent upon the activity, meaningfulness, and synthesis of changing life experiences. The theoretical and empirical literature of the past decade on the concept of integration suggests that integration may be an important aspect of healing, particularly with respect to chronic illness. The purpose of this analysis is to update the definition of integration and to identify universal aspects of the process as related to healing, health, or nursing care. Methods: An integrative review concept analysis method was used. Relevant reports were identified in CINAHL from 1966 to 2004 using the keyword of integration and reviewing the reference lists of retrieved reports. The final sample included 56 reports: 36 were empirical and 20 were theoretical. Data were extracted from primary sources on the definition of integration, aspects of the process, antecedents, consequences, and facilitators. Data display matrices were developed and iteratively compared to define integration and develop a process model of the experience of integration. Results: Integration is defined as a complex person-environment interaction whereby a transition or illness experience is assimilated into the self and activities of daily living contributing to overall life balance. Introspective aspects of the process include confronting life change and potential loss as well as clarifying roles and relationships. Active aspects of the process include learning new health needs, making life changes, caring for self, reestablishing roles, and participating in life. Conclusions and Implications: The process of integration appears to be a critical phase that occurs between a transition or illness experience and subsequent healing. Greater understanding of the process of integration may be an effective way to conceptualize aspects of healing responsive to nursing interventions. Further practical and empirical application is warranted.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:10:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:10:02Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.name17th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationNew York, New York, USAen_US
dc.description�Translational Research for Quality Health Outcomes: Affecting Practice and Healthcare Policy�, held on April 7th -9th at the Roosevelt Hotel, New Yorken_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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