The Lived Emergency Room Experiences of Nurses, Patients and Family Members: A Phenomenological Study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303992
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Lived Emergency Room Experiences of Nurses, Patients and Family Members: A Phenomenological Study
Author(s):
Cypress, Brigitte
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Zeta
Author Details:
Brigitte Cypress, EdD, RN, CCRN, brigitte.cypress@lehman.cuny.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:

The goal of this qualitative phenomenological study was to explore, understand and describe the meaning of the emergency room experiences of the patients, their family members and nurses during critical illness, to document a research agenda to improve patients’ outcomes, contribute to evidence-based practice and influence policy of family presence in critical care.

Methods:

Using Van Manen’s phenomenological method, this study was able to elucidate the experiential descriptions, essential relationships, and meaning structures of the emergency room lived experiences of the twenty three participants during critical illness.

Results:

While nurses perceived that addressing the patient’s physiologic deficit promptly is paramount in the emergency room, they also set forth that including family members as co-participants in the care is equally important. Patients and family members perceived that communication, critical thinking, sensitivity and caring are necessary for emergency room nurses. These themes constituted the essences and meaning structures of the perceived lived emergency room experiences of the twenty three participants during critical illness.

Conclusion:

The results of this phenomenological study emphasizes the importance of critical thinking skills, communication, sensitivity, caring abilities and involvement of patients and their families in the care of critically ill in the emergency room. Patient and family-centered care is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among patients, families, and providers. The recommendations for nursing, administrative and institutional policy includes ongoing assessment, mentoring, leading and facilitating that can help to develop and improve the interpersonal, communication, critical thinking skills and caring practices of the nursing staff. The nursing knowledge gained from this study provides insight into how these experiences can influence nursing practice, education, administration and future research.

Keywords:
critical care; phenomenology; emergency room
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This 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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Lived Emergency Room Experiences of Nurses, Patients and Family Members: A Phenomenological Studyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCypress, Brigitteen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Zetaen_GB
dc.author.detailsBrigitte Cypress, EdD, RN, CCRN, brigitte.cypress@lehman.cuny.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303992-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>The goal of this qualitative phenomenological study was to explore, understand and describe the meaning of the emergency room experiences of the patients, their family members and nurses during critical illness, to document a research agenda to improve patients’ outcomes, contribute to evidence-based practice and influence policy of family presence in critical care. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>Using Van Manen’s phenomenological method, this study was able to elucidate the experiential descriptions, essential relationships, and meaning structures of the emergency room lived experiences of the twenty three participants during critical illness. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>While nurses perceived that addressing the patient’s physiologic deficit promptly is paramount in the emergency room, they also set forth that including family members as co-participants in the care is equally important. Patients and family members perceived that communication, critical thinking, sensitivity and caring are necessary for emergency room nurses. These themes constituted the essences and meaning structures of the perceived lived emergency room experiences of the twenty three participants during critical illness. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>The results of this phenomenological study emphasizes the importance of critical thinking skills, communication, sensitivity, caring abilities and involvement of patients and their families in the care of critically ill in the emergency room. Patient and family-centered care is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among patients, families, and providers. The recommendations for nursing, administrative and institutional policy includes ongoing assessment, mentoring, leading and facilitating that can help to develop and improve the interpersonal, communication, critical thinking skills and caring practices of the nursing staff. The nursing knowledge gained from this study provides insight into how these experiences can influence nursing practice, education, administration and future research. <b></b>en_GB
dc.subjectcritical careen_GB
dc.subjectphenomenologyen_GB
dc.subjectemergency roomen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:27:15Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:27:15Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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