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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163644
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Dignity: A concept analysis using a hybrid model
Author(s):
Jacelon, Cynthia
Author Details:
Cynthia Jacelon, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, School of Nursing, Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA, email: jacelon@nursing.umass.edu
Abstract:
This paper presents three phases of a project to develop the concept of dignity in the elderly. In the first phase, dignity arose as one of the central foci for elders participating in a grounded theory study of the social processes engaged in by elderly individuals while hospitalized. Dignity was found to have two attributes: self-dignity, the individual's sense of self-worth; and interpersonal-dignity, dignity attributed to the elder by others and manifested by the respect they received. Privacy was conceptualized as an interface between the hospitalized elderly participants and staff, visitors, and roommates. Elders used introspective, interactive, and active strategies to affect their dignity. In the second phase, the researcher and a team of students used classic concept analysis techniques to identify uses of the concept in the literature. Although the dignity of elderly individuals is often mentioned and discussed in the health care literature, most references to dignity are in relation to individuals who have altered cognitive status or are terminally ill. There is little research on dignity with the general elderly population. It became apparent that consensus on the definition of dignity is lacking. Dignity has been defined as having as few as two or as many as five attributes. During the third phase of the concept development, the researcher and students used focus groups composed of a snowball sample of community-dwelling elders to obtain their ideas about dignity. The questions used for the focus groups were the same as those that guided the literature analysis.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
14th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDignity: A concept analysis using a hybrid modelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJacelon, Cynthiaen_US
dc.author.detailsCynthia Jacelon, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, School of Nursing, Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA, email: jacelon@nursing.umass.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163644-
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents three phases of a project to develop the concept of dignity in the elderly. In the first phase, dignity arose as one of the central foci for elders participating in a grounded theory study of the social processes engaged in by elderly individuals while hospitalized. Dignity was found to have two attributes: self-dignity, the individual's sense of self-worth; and interpersonal-dignity, dignity attributed to the elder by others and manifested by the respect they received. Privacy was conceptualized as an interface between the hospitalized elderly participants and staff, visitors, and roommates. Elders used introspective, interactive, and active strategies to affect their dignity. In the second phase, the researcher and a team of students used classic concept analysis techniques to identify uses of the concept in the literature. Although the dignity of elderly individuals is often mentioned and discussed in the health care literature, most references to dignity are in relation to individuals who have altered cognitive status or are terminally ill. There is little research on dignity with the general elderly population. It became apparent that consensus on the definition of dignity is lacking. Dignity has been defined as having as few as two or as many as five attributes. During the third phase of the concept development, the researcher and students used focus groups composed of a snowball sample of community-dwelling elders to obtain their ideas about dignity. The questions used for the focus groups were the same as those that guided the literature analysis.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:11:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:11:14Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name14th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationUniversity Park, Pennsylvania, USAen_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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