Older Women's Lived Experience of Chronic Illness Transformation ThroughSpiritual Surrender: A Regional Phenomenon?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166154
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Older Women's Lived Experience of Chronic Illness Transformation ThroughSpiritual Surrender: A Regional Phenomenon?
Author(s):
Wyatt, Sharon
Author Details:
Sharon Wyatt, PhD, University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, email: swyatt@umc.edu
Abstract:
This research was an extension of a phenomenological study of older women's experience of living, managing and coping with chronic illness conducted in a large mid-Southern city. The constitutive pattern revealed in the initial study, "Transformation Through Spiritual Surrender," heralded possibilities for nurses to cocreate spiritual interventions to nurture transformation with chronically ill older women. However, it has been suggested that the spiritual emphasis in managing and coping with illness may be stronger in the stereotypical "Bible belt" South. It is imperative to extend our understanding of the phenomenon beyond older women living in the South to provide adequate understanding for designing intervention strategies. The purpose of this study was to describe the lived experience of chronic illness for older women living in geographically disparate regions of the United States. The purposive sample was selected by on-site contact in Northern, Central and Western regions of the United States. Twelve ethnically diverse older women with a variety of chronic illnesses participated by phone in unstructured tape-recorded interviews with the investigator. The women ranged in age from 57 to 83 years. Each woman told a story of a time, one she would never forget, which captured what it was like to live with chronic illness. Interviews were transcribed verbatim. Data were analyzed and interpreted using Diekelmann's Heidegerrian hermeneutic methodology. Common themes and a constitutive pattern were discerned and compared with those revealed in the Southern sample. Nursing interventions congruent with the lived experience of chronic illness for older women are suggested.
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.titleOlder Women's Lived Experience of Chronic Illness Transformation ThroughSpiritual Surrender: A Regional Phenomenon?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorWyatt, Sharonen_US
dc.author.detailsSharon Wyatt, PhD, University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, email: swyatt@umc.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166154-
dc.description.abstractThis research was an extension of a phenomenological study of older women's experience of living, managing and coping with chronic illness conducted in a large mid-Southern city. The constitutive pattern revealed in the initial study, "Transformation Through Spiritual Surrender," heralded possibilities for nurses to cocreate spiritual interventions to nurture transformation with chronically ill older women. However, it has been suggested that the spiritual emphasis in managing and coping with illness may be stronger in the stereotypical "Bible belt" South. It is imperative to extend our understanding of the phenomenon beyond older women living in the South to provide adequate understanding for designing intervention strategies. The purpose of this study was to describe the lived experience of chronic illness for older women living in geographically disparate regions of the United States. The purposive sample was selected by on-site contact in Northern, Central and Western regions of the United States. Twelve ethnically diverse older women with a variety of chronic illnesses participated by phone in unstructured tape-recorded interviews with the investigator. The women ranged in age from 57 to 83 years. Each woman told a story of a time, one she would never forget, which captured what it was like to live with chronic illness. Interviews were transcribed verbatim. Data were analyzed and interpreted using Diekelmann's Heidegerrian hermeneutic methodology. Common themes and a constitutive pattern were discerned and compared with those revealed in the Southern sample. Nursing interventions congruent with the lived experience of chronic illness for older women are suggested.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:41:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:41:19Z-
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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