Artistic Interpretation of the Family Reintegration Process: The Viewers' Experiences

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201857
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Artistic Interpretation of the Family Reintegration Process: The Viewers' Experiences
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Purpose: The research purpose was to examine using visual art to introduce the concepts of chronic illness and family to graduate nursing students. Background: Family systems theory and Ricoeur’s hermeneutic philosophy informed this study, and provided an understanding of the interactional nature between family and chronic illness. This interpretative approach is formed through an intersubjective stance where the viewer becomes part of the art and comes to a comprehension of meaningful patterns. Methods: This phenomenologic study consisted of thirteen graduate nursing students that viewed the artwork and wrote a narrative after reflecting on their initial response to the work. Narratives were entered into a qualitative analysis program and coded. This was followed by a research team discussion to group the codes into themes. Results: The overall experience of viewing the artwork was one of contrasting understandings of the sense of struggle within unbounded time. Participants described their experience of “The Other Side” as one of contrasts between “The Dream” and “Life with a Chronic Illness”. Simultaneously they sensed the security of “The Dream” and the vulnerability of “Life with a Chronic Illness”. Meanwhile, they expressed empathic awareness and understanding for the family’s sense of struggle within the unbounded time presented by chronic illness. Viewers commented that this was a powerful, insightful, overwhelming and meaningful experience. One viewer stated, “What a powerful and unique way to look at life, illness, health and family!” Conclusions: Artistic interpretation can be used to bring the viewer to an understanding of the family’s experience of chronic illness. The sense of vulnerability and struggling described by families was immediately perceived by the viewing nurses through the artistic interpretation method. This empathic perception of the family’s experience with chronic illness may be a first step to support the development of family caring in health care.
Keywords:
Family Nursing; Chronic Illness; Artistic Interpretation
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleArtistic Interpretation of the Family Reintegration Process: The Viewers' Experiencesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201857-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Purpose: The research purpose was to examine using visual art to introduce the concepts of chronic illness and family to graduate nursing students. Background: Family systems theory and Ricoeur’s hermeneutic philosophy informed this study, and provided an understanding of the interactional nature between family and chronic illness. This interpretative approach is formed through an intersubjective stance where the viewer becomes part of the art and comes to a comprehension of meaningful patterns. Methods: This phenomenologic study consisted of thirteen graduate nursing students that viewed the artwork and wrote a narrative after reflecting on their initial response to the work. Narratives were entered into a qualitative analysis program and coded. This was followed by a research team discussion to group the codes into themes. Results: The overall experience of viewing the artwork was one of contrasting understandings of the sense of struggle within unbounded time. Participants described their experience of “The Other Side” as one of contrasts between “The Dream” and “Life with a Chronic Illness”. Simultaneously they sensed the security of “The Dream” and the vulnerability of “Life with a Chronic Illness”. Meanwhile, they expressed empathic awareness and understanding for the family’s sense of struggle within the unbounded time presented by chronic illness. Viewers commented that this was a powerful, insightful, overwhelming and meaningful experience. One viewer stated, “What a powerful and unique way to look at life, illness, health and family!” Conclusions: Artistic interpretation can be used to bring the viewer to an understanding of the family’s experience of chronic illness. The sense of vulnerability and struggling described by families was immediately perceived by the viewing nurses through the artistic interpretation method. This empathic perception of the family’s experience with chronic illness may be a first step to support the development of family caring in health care.en_GB
dc.subjectFamily Nursingen_GB
dc.subjectChronic Illnessen_GB
dc.subjectArtistic Interpretationen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:56:42Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:56:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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