Expatriate Non-Muslim Nurses' Experiences of Working in a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304152
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Expatriate Non-Muslim Nurses' Experiences of Working in a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Author(s):
Ehlers, Valerie Janet; Van Bommel, Michelle
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Valerie Janet Ehlers, PhD, ehlersjh@mweb.co.za; Michelle Van Bommel, BA, Honours BA, MA;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose: This study aimed to identify expatriate non-Muslim nurses' experiences of caring for post operative cardiac patients in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).  These findings could be used to enhance cultural adaption for the nurses and the quality of their nursing care rendered.

 Methods: An exploratory descriptive qualitative design was adopted and individual semi structured interviews were conducted with 63 expatriate non-Muslim nurses working in cardiac intensive care units in the KSA.  The transcribed data were analysed and coded into themes, categories and subcategories by two independent coders who reached consensus after consultations.

 Results: Three major themes emerged from the data analysis: culture shock, language challenges, and understanding Islam as a religion.  The major culture shock issues involved nurses' lack of knowledge about Muslim patients' lifestyles, values, traditions, clothing styles, strict male-female segregation, and the nurses did not know how to manage the patients in the cardiac intensive care unit.  Language challenges revolved around the nurses' inabilities to understand patients' basic requests, explain procedures to patients, and explain changes in the patient's condition to his/her visitors.  Religious aspects referred to nurses' lack of understanding of Muslim patients' strict prayer schedules, perceptions of healing, religious practices such as fasting, and the role of the mother in the life of the cardiac patient.

 Conclusion: Effective pre-employment and in-service education programs could facilitate nurses' cultural transition and enhance the quality of nursing care rendered.

Keywords:
Leininger's Sunrise Model; Cultural competent nursing care; Transcultural nursing care
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:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExpatriate Non-Muslim Nurses' Experiences of Working in a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEhlers, Valerie Janeten_GB
dc.contributor.authorVan Bommel, Michelleen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsValerie Janet Ehlers, PhD, ehlersjh@mweb.co.za; Michelle Van Bommel, BA, Honours BA, MA;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304152-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>This study aimed to identify expatriate non-Muslim nurses' experiences of caring for post operative cardiac patients in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).  These findings could be used to enhance cultural adaption for the nurses and the quality of their nursing care rendered. <p> <b>Methods: </b>An exploratory descriptive qualitative design was adopted and individual semi structured interviews were conducted with 63 expatriate non-Muslim nurses working in cardiac intensive care units in the KSA.  The transcribed data were analysed and coded into themes, categories and subcategories by two independent coders who reached consensus after consultations. <p> <b>Results: </b>Three major themes emerged from the data analysis: culture shock, language challenges, and understanding Islam as a religion.  The major culture shock issues involved nurses' lack of knowledge about Muslim patients' lifestyles, values, traditions, clothing styles, strict male-female segregation, and the nurses did not know how to manage the patients in the cardiac intensive care unit.  Language challenges revolved around the nurses' inabilities to understand patients' basic requests, explain procedures to patients, and explain changes in the patient's condition to his/her visitors.  Religious aspects referred to nurses' lack of understanding of Muslim patients' strict prayer schedules, perceptions of healing, religious practices such as fasting, and the role of the mother in the life of the cardiac patient. <p> <b>Conclusion: </b>Effective pre-employment and in-service education programs could facilitate nurses' cultural transition and enhance the quality of nursing care rendered.en_GB
dc.subjectLeininger's Sunrise Modelen_GB
dc.subjectCultural competent nursing careen_GB
dc.subjectTranscultural nursing careen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:30:03Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:30:03Z-
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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