The Lived Experience of Struggling Through a Difficult Time for Women Survivors of the Rwandan Genocide

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243324
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Lived Experience of Struggling Through a Difficult Time for Women Survivors of the Rwandan Genocide
Author(s):
Oaks, Geneva Gay
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
IOTA Chapter
Author Details:
Oaks, Geneva Gay, PhD, goaks@calbaptist.edu;
Abstract:
Purpose:

The purpose of this study was to enhance understanding about the lived experience of struggling through a difficult time.

Methods:

  A qualitative phenomenological-hermeneutic approach was used to answer the research question: What is the lived experience of struggling through a difficult time for Rwandan women surviving the Rwandan genocide? Participants were 12 female survivors of the genocide in Rwanda still living in Rwanda, Africa. Data were collected through engaging in dialogue using a translator who spoke both Kenyarwandan and English. After consent, participants were audio and videotaped. The results were transcribed and analyzed and themes were identified.

Results:

The findings of this study enhanced the understanding of the lived experience of struggling through a difficult time. The emerging themes were arduous peril, aching for regard, paralyzing agony, and nurturing affiliations.

Conclusion:

The knowledge about struggling through a difficult time and its connection to health and quality of life further informs the practice of nursing. Implications for  nursing education,  practice and research are presented.

Keywords:
Rwanda; Genocide; Phenomenological
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 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 FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Lived Experience of Struggling Through a Difficult Time for Women Survivors of the Rwandan Genocideen
dc.contributor.authorOaks, Geneva Gayen
dc.contributor.departmentIOTA Chapteren
dc.author.detailsOaks, Geneva Gay, PhD, goaks@calbaptist.edu;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243324-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b> <p>The purpose of this study was to enhance understanding about the lived experience of struggling through a difficult time. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>&nbsp; A qualitative phenomenological-hermeneutic approach was used to answer the research question: What is the lived experience of struggling through a difficult time for Rwandan women surviving the Rwandan genocide? Participants were 12 female survivors of the genocide in Rwanda still living in Rwanda, Africa. Data were collected through engaging in dialogue using a translator who spoke both Kenyarwandan and English. After consent, participants were audio and videotaped. The results were transcribed and analyzed and themes were identified. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>The findings of this study enhanced the understanding of the lived experience of struggling through a difficult time. The emerging themes were arduous peril, aching for regard, paralyzing agony, and nurturing affiliations. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>The knowledge about struggling through a difficult time and its connection to health and quality of life further informs the practice of nursing. Implications for&nbsp; nursing education, &nbsp;practice and research are presented.en
dc.subjectRwandaen
dc.subjectGenocideen
dc.subjectPhenomenologicalen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:20:39Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:20:39Z-
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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