Narratives of the ICU Nurses Caring for Patients and Families During the Dying Process in Taiwan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243273
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Narratives of the ICU Nurses Caring for Patients and Families During the Dying Process in Taiwan
Author(s):
Hsu, Fang-Yu; Ko, Nai-Ying
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Hsu, Fang-Yu, MS, RN, lf720816@gmail.com; Ko, Nai-Ying, PhD, RN;
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the experiences of the ICU nurses caring for patients and their families during the dying process and to help them define the meaning of these experiences. Methods: A narrative inquiry was conducted for ten ICU nurses in a southern Taiwan medical center. A semi-structure interview guide was used for collecting data during the interview. Results: Results from this study show five main experiences: 1) "Seeing the suffering and feeling reluctant"- the ICU nurses saw the suffering of the patients and families during the aggressive treatment procedures. They feel reluctant and are moved to provide better care for the dying patients. 2) "Being there to accompany the dying, bringing peace and relief " - the ICU nurses wish they can provide more emotional and spiritual care for the patients and families. 3) "Feeling conflict, struggle and exhaustion" - The ICU nurses felt emotional conflict, struggle, powerlessness and exhaustion during the caring process. 4) "Having a positive attitude and reorganizing life" - After the feeling of depression, self-reflection helped the ICU nurses change their attitudes and reorganize their lives. 5) "Getting support and looking to the future" - There was a lot of support from colleagues and relatives which helped the ICU nurses get power to look to the future. Conclusion: From presenting the stories of ICU nurses in context, their experiences can be heard, providing information for the improvement of education, administration and support systems in the future.
Keywords:
The ICU nurses; dying process; patients
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleNarratives of the ICU Nurses Caring for Patients and Families During the Dying Process in Taiwanen
dc.contributor.authorHsu, Fang-Yuen
dc.contributor.authorKo, Nai-Yingen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsHsu, Fang-Yu, MS, RN, lf720816@gmail.com; Ko, Nai-Ying, PhD, RN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243273-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the experiences of the ICU nurses caring for patients and their families during the dying process and to help them define the meaning of these experiences. Methods: A narrative inquiry was conducted for ten ICU nurses in a southern Taiwan medical center. A semi-structure interview guide was used for collecting data during the interview. Results: Results from this study show five main experiences: 1) "Seeing the suffering and feeling reluctant"- the ICU nurses saw the suffering of the patients and families during the aggressive treatment procedures. They feel reluctant and are moved to provide better care for the dying patients. 2) "Being there to accompany the dying, bringing peace and relief " - the ICU nurses wish they can provide more emotional and spiritual care for the patients and families. 3) "Feeling conflict, struggle and exhaustion" - The ICU nurses felt emotional conflict, struggle, powerlessness and exhaustion during the caring process. 4) "Having a positive attitude and reorganizing life" - After the feeling of depression, self-reflection helped the ICU nurses change their attitudes and reorganize their lives. 5) "Getting support and looking to the future" - There was a lot of support from colleagues and relatives which helped the ICU nurses get power to look to the future. Conclusion: From presenting the stories of ICU nurses in context, their experiences can be heard, providing information for the improvement of education, administration and support systems in the future.en
dc.subjectThe ICU nursesen
dc.subjectdying processen
dc.subjectpatientsen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:19:57Z-
dc.date.issued2012-9-12-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:19:57Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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