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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304252
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurses Modeling Health: Give Me a Break, Hours Worked Suggest Nurse Wellness
Author(s):
Priano, Susan M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Eta
Author Details:
Susan M. Priano, BSN, MSN, Susan.Priano@ucsf.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose: The purpose of this interpretive phenomenological study is to understand how Registered Nurses as knowledge workers and caregivers perceive and embody wellness or health promotion personally and how they influence their family, patients, and community.

Methods: A qualitative Interpretive Phenomenology preliminary study was conducted. Five self-selected acute care registered nurses were interviewed for approximately one hour at their residence in order to gain insight about their unique perspectives/essence of their lived experiences of lifestyle practices respective of socio-cultural and structural settings.

Results: All five nurse participants identified components of a healthy lifestyle, yet only two embodied healthy lifestyles congruent in both personal and professional domains by working less than full time, prioritizing their health over economic gain, had positive self-concept, agency, and empowerment influencing patients.'

Conclusion: Embodiment of healthy lifestyles is less a component of nurse education, experience or age, but rather a by-product of the lived-experiences of nurses emanating from their unique socio-cultural perspective. Individuals empowered to live healthfully influence their families but are stymied by larger organizational, social, and structural components such as the workplace which fails to incorporate wellness measures such as proper rest, nourishment, exercise, and the familial/social needs of nurses. If nurses were able to embody health in the workplace, practice to the extent of their license, be reimbursed for well care then lifestyle changes may be realized as prescriptions for health within and without the structural restraints of an acute care setting.

Keywords:
Nurses; Health; Modeling
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 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.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleNurses Modeling Health: Give Me a Break, Hours Worked Suggest Nurse Wellnessen
dc.contributor.authorPriano, Susan M.en
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Etaen
dc.author.detailsSusan M. Priano, BSN, MSN, Susan.Priano@ucsf.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304252-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> The purpose of this interpretive phenomenological study is to understand how Registered Nurses as knowledge workers and caregivers perceive and embody wellness or health promotion personally and how they influence their family, patients, and community. <p><b>Methods: </b> A qualitative Interpretive Phenomenology preliminary study was conducted. Five self-selected acute care registered nurses were interviewed for approximately one hour at their residence in order to gain insight about their unique perspectives/essence of their lived experiences of lifestyle practices respective of socio-cultural and structural settings. <p><b>Results: </b> All five nurse participants identified components of a healthy lifestyle, yet only two embodied healthy lifestyles congruent in both personal and professional domains by working less than full time, prioritizing their health over economic gain, had positive self-concept, agency, and empowerment influencing patients.' <p><b>Conclusion: </b> Embodiment of healthy lifestyles is less a component of nurse education, experience or age, but rather a by-product of the lived-experiences of nurses emanating from their unique socio-cultural perspective. Individuals empowered to live healthfully influence their families but are stymied by larger organizational, social, and structural components such as the workplace which fails to incorporate wellness measures such as proper rest, nourishment, exercise, and the familial/social needs of nurses. If nurses were able to embody health in the workplace, practice to the extent of their license, be reimbursed for <em>well</em> care then lifestyle changes may be realized as prescriptions for health within and without the structural restraints of an acute care setting.en
dc.subjectNursesen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectModelingen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:32:08Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:32:08Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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