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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166005
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Meta-synthesis: A qualitative method to develop a caring model for nursing (DISS)
Author(s):
Sherwood, Gwen D.
Author Details:
Gwen Sherwood, PhD, Associate Dean, University of Texas, School of Nursing, Houston, Texas, USA, email: gwen.sherwood@uth.tmc.edu
Abstract:
Aim: The accumulation of qualitative studies defining caring from the client's perspective created a need to synthesize the results for advancement of nurses' caring theory. Meta-synthesis was the method used to aggregate findings of nurses' caring as described by clients from the existing qualitative studies to derive more substantive interpretations than available from single studies. The recovery and synthesis of the essential patterns and common themes from multiple studies offers refinement of the current state of caring knowledge leading to an inductively derived model. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the extant qualitative nursing research literature investigating caring from the perspective of the client to complete a meta-synthesis of the findings. Method: The goals of meta-synthesis are comparable to those for meta-analysis used for qualitative studies: to integrate, synthesize and organize research results into coherent patterns which can be more easily applied to clinical practice. Data were merged from across studies into a common data pool and studied. Through analysis and synthesis, data were collapsed into essential patterns with explanatory themes. The final step was to express the synthesis with a composite description by narrating patterns and/or themes to explain what is taking place. Findings: The 16 qualitative studies conducted between 1975 and 1993 comprised the data pool with an aggregate of 353 respondents. Using meta-synthesis to aggregate the findings from 16 qualitative studies on nurses' caring from the perspective of patients, an operational model of nurses' caring emerged. The patterns and themes uncovered describe caring within the context, content, and process of caring acted upon by the attributes and knowledge of the nurse leading to therapeutic outcomes. The operational model provides the structure to formulate research into the therapeutics of caring, advancing nursing theory. Caring is built on a model of interaction based on context, content and process for goal-directed, therapeutic outcomes, presumed to be healing. The concerned interactive presence of the nurse offers vigilance and surveillance to anticipate the unique physical and mental needs of each client, creating trust that the nurse is "right on top of things." Based on knowing and being with, belief in the client enables a hope-filled attitude promoting and understanding the personal meaning of the health care experience to the client.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
Feb 29 - Mar 2, 1996
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMeta-synthesis: A qualitative method to develop a caring model for nursing (DISS)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSherwood, Gwen D.en_US
dc.author.detailsGwen Sherwood, PhD, Associate Dean, University of Texas, School of Nursing, Houston, Texas, USA, email: gwen.sherwood@uth.tmc.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166005-
dc.description.abstractAim: The accumulation of qualitative studies defining caring from the client's perspective created a need to synthesize the results for advancement of nurses' caring theory. Meta-synthesis was the method used to aggregate findings of nurses' caring as described by clients from the existing qualitative studies to derive more substantive interpretations than available from single studies. The recovery and synthesis of the essential patterns and common themes from multiple studies offers refinement of the current state of caring knowledge leading to an inductively derived model. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the extant qualitative nursing research literature investigating caring from the perspective of the client to complete a meta-synthesis of the findings. Method: The goals of meta-synthesis are comparable to those for meta-analysis used for qualitative studies: to integrate, synthesize and organize research results into coherent patterns which can be more easily applied to clinical practice. Data were merged from across studies into a common data pool and studied. Through analysis and synthesis, data were collapsed into essential patterns with explanatory themes. The final step was to express the synthesis with a composite description by narrating patterns and/or themes to explain what is taking place. Findings: The 16 qualitative studies conducted between 1975 and 1993 comprised the data pool with an aggregate of 353 respondents. Using meta-synthesis to aggregate the findings from 16 qualitative studies on nurses' caring from the perspective of patients, an operational model of nurses' caring emerged. The patterns and themes uncovered describe caring within the context, content, and process of caring acted upon by the attributes and knowledge of the nurse leading to therapeutic outcomes. The operational model provides the structure to formulate research into the therapeutics of caring, advancing nursing theory. Caring is built on a model of interaction based on context, content and process for goal-directed, therapeutic outcomes, presumed to be healing. The concerned interactive presence of the nurse offers vigilance and surveillance to anticipate the unique physical and mental needs of each client, creating trust that the nurse is "right on top of things." Based on knowing and being with, belief in the client enables a hope-filled attitude promoting and understanding the personal meaning of the health care experience to the client.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:38:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:38:15Z-
dc.conference.dateFeb 29 - Mar 2, 1996en_US
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_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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