The Experience of Mexican-Americans Receiving Professional NursingCare: An Ethnonursing Study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166307
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Experience of Mexican-Americans Receiving Professional NursingCare: An Ethnonursing Study
Author(s):
Zoucha, Rick
Author Details:
Rick Zoucha, MS/MSc, Duquesne University, School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: zoucha@duq.edu
Abstract:
As the profession of nursing enters the next century, increased importance will be placed on delivering nursing care that is appropriate and specific to the individual, family and community. Because nurses are involved in caring for people from a variety of cultural backgrounds, it is vital that they possess an appreciation for and understanding of culturally relevant views of health, illness and the experiences of care for culturally diverse individuals. The specific aims for this study are: to identify and describe the emic views and perceptions of Mexican-Americans receiving professional nursing care; to identify any differences between the values and experiences of care held by Mexican-Americans who receive care from family members or friends and those held for professional nurses delivering care; and to identify and explore any difficulties or benefits in nursing care that may hinder or promote well being in Mexican-Americans. The research questions posed for this study are: What are the cultural perceptions and experiences of Mexican-American adults who have received professional nursing care in a community based health care clinic? Do Mexican-Americans hold the same values and expectations for care in their culture and families as they do for care received from professional nurses? Does professional nursing care promote or impede the sense of well being as perceived by Mexican-Americans? There were 40 informants for this study, 15 were Mexican-American adults who received nursing care at a community based clinic and 15 family members or friends who accompanied the informant to the clinic and ten health care workers for environmental context. The ethnonursing qualitative research method was used for this study including participant-observation and semi-structured interview guides to elicit the experiences and perceptions of the informants. Data analysis involved the use of Leininger's Phases of Ethnonursing Analysis of Qualitative Data. This study is in progress and in the third phase of analysis. Initial finding suggest the following themes: (confianza) confidence, concern, attention and respect. Love is the difference in care between family and nurse. Nursing care does affect health and well-being in Mexican-Americans. Initial implications identified for nursing education, practice and research include continued understanding of the concept of (confianza) confidence in caring for Mexican-American clients in the promotion of health and well-being.
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.titleThe Experience of Mexican-Americans Receiving Professional NursingCare: An Ethnonursing Studyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorZoucha, Ricken_US
dc.author.detailsRick Zoucha, MS/MSc, Duquesne University, School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: zoucha@duq.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166307-
dc.description.abstractAs the profession of nursing enters the next century, increased importance will be placed on delivering nursing care that is appropriate and specific to the individual, family and community. Because nurses are involved in caring for people from a variety of cultural backgrounds, it is vital that they possess an appreciation for and understanding of culturally relevant views of health, illness and the experiences of care for culturally diverse individuals. The specific aims for this study are: to identify and describe the emic views and perceptions of Mexican-Americans receiving professional nursing care; to identify any differences between the values and experiences of care held by Mexican-Americans who receive care from family members or friends and those held for professional nurses delivering care; and to identify and explore any difficulties or benefits in nursing care that may hinder or promote well being in Mexican-Americans. The research questions posed for this study are: What are the cultural perceptions and experiences of Mexican-American adults who have received professional nursing care in a community based health care clinic? Do Mexican-Americans hold the same values and expectations for care in their culture and families as they do for care received from professional nurses? Does professional nursing care promote or impede the sense of well being as perceived by Mexican-Americans? There were 40 informants for this study, 15 were Mexican-American adults who received nursing care at a community based clinic and 15 family members or friends who accompanied the informant to the clinic and ten health care workers for environmental context. The ethnonursing qualitative research method was used for this study including participant-observation and semi-structured interview guides to elicit the experiences and perceptions of the informants. Data analysis involved the use of Leininger's Phases of Ethnonursing Analysis of Qualitative Data. This study is in progress and in the third phase of analysis. Initial finding suggest the following themes: (confianza) confidence, concern, attention and respect. Love is the difference in care between family and nurse. Nursing care does affect health and well-being in Mexican-Americans. Initial implications identified for nursing education, practice and research include continued understanding of the concept of (confianza) confidence in caring for Mexican-American clients in the promotion of health and well-being.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:44:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:44:29Z-
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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