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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163714
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Meaning of Patient Education From the Perspective of the Patient
Author(s):
Sanford, Rhea
Author Details:
Rhea Sanford, MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Connecticut, School of Nursing, Storrs, Connecticut, USA, email: rhea.sanford@uconn.edu
Abstract:
The health care service industry has Implemented significant changes in the delivery of care over the last decade. One outcome of these changes is more rapid movement of patients through the acute phases of care. How and when do patients acquire the education and skills they need to understand their acute health care situation and to effectively engage in acute care decisions? The Planetree Model assumes that education is a corner stone of patient care. This phenomenological study elicited a description of the meaning of education from patients who were hospitalized at a Planetree facility. Thirteen participants met the following criteria: 18 years of age or older; hospitalized for an acute, medical-surgical admission; and able to articulate the experience of education during their acute care stay. Purposeful sampling continued until data saturation was evident. Data were collected through interviews which were conducted 14 to 21 days after the participant's hospital discharge. Participants were asked to: "Please describe your experience with education or teaching during your hospital stay." Audiotapes of the interviews were transcribed verbatim and data were analyzed using Colaizzi's method. Seven themes were derived from participant data. Participants at first tried to sort out on their own what was happening. Participants then worked with care providers to determine a cause for the illness and an understanding of what happened. Understanding was facilitated by providers describing the care provided as they provided it, while also attending to the uniqueness of each participant. Participants relied on the expertise of providers; they also trusted themselves and their knowledge of their own bodies. Participants then dealt with the consequence of knowing and their responsibility for care decisions and their future health. When the illness resolved, participants framed the experience within the context of their lives and focused on moving on. This study adds to the body of knowledge about Planetree, and to nursing's knowledge about the meaning of patient education during an acute hospitalization. Findings lend direction to how nursing defines patient education, how nursing prepares nurses in patient education, and how nursing identifies research and practice opportunities in patient education.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2001
Conference Name:
ENRS 13th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Meaning of Patient Education From the Perspective of the Patienten_GB
dc.contributor.authorSanford, Rheaen_US
dc.author.detailsRhea Sanford, MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Connecticut, School of Nursing, Storrs, Connecticut, USA, email: rhea.sanford@uconn.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163714-
dc.description.abstractThe health care service industry has Implemented significant changes in the delivery of care over the last decade. One outcome of these changes is more rapid movement of patients through the acute phases of care. How and when do patients acquire the education and skills they need to understand their acute health care situation and to effectively engage in acute care decisions? The Planetree Model assumes that education is a corner stone of patient care. This phenomenological study elicited a description of the meaning of education from patients who were hospitalized at a Planetree facility. Thirteen participants met the following criteria: 18 years of age or older; hospitalized for an acute, medical-surgical admission; and able to articulate the experience of education during their acute care stay. Purposeful sampling continued until data saturation was evident. Data were collected through interviews which were conducted 14 to 21 days after the participant's hospital discharge. Participants were asked to: "Please describe your experience with education or teaching during your hospital stay." Audiotapes of the interviews were transcribed verbatim and data were analyzed using Colaizzi's method. Seven themes were derived from participant data. Participants at first tried to sort out on their own what was happening. Participants then worked with care providers to determine a cause for the illness and an understanding of what happened. Understanding was facilitated by providers describing the care provided as they provided it, while also attending to the uniqueness of each participant. Participants relied on the expertise of providers; they also trusted themselves and their knowledge of their own bodies. Participants then dealt with the consequence of knowing and their responsibility for care decisions and their future health. When the illness resolved, participants framed the experience within the context of their lives and focused on moving on. This study adds to the body of knowledge about Planetree, and to nursing's knowledge about the meaning of patient education during an acute hospitalization. Findings lend direction to how nursing defines patient education, how nursing prepares nurses in patient education, and how nursing identifies research and practice opportunities in patient education.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:12:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:12:32Z-
dc.conference.date2001en_US
dc.conference.nameENRS 13th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationAtlantic City, New Jersey, 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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