A Grounded Theory Study of Nurses Who Care for Patients Who are Victims of Sexual Violence

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304387
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Grounded Theory Study of Nurses Who Care for Patients Who are Victims of Sexual Violence
Author(s):
Whalen, Dara M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Rho
Author Details:
Dara M. Whalen, MS, RN, darawhalen@hotmail.com
Abstract:

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

Purpose: Sexual violence is a traumatic event that has physical, psychological, financial, and spiritual implications for the victims, their friends and family and the community. The effects of the traumatic event can be long term and have far-reaching negative consequences including poor health outcomes, depression, substance abuse disorders and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Estimates related to the incidence of sexual assault vary but according to the National Violence Against Women Survey, “one out of every six women and one out of every thirty three men in the United States will experience a rape or attempted rape” (Tjaden & Thoennes, 2000, p. 13). Available data worldwide suggests that in some countries nearly one in four women experience sexual violence at some point in their lifetime and up to sixty-five percent of those affected do not report the event (WHO, 2003). Sexual violence is a global problem that occurs in all levels of society, every culture, and all countries around the world.

Attitudes and behaviors of nurses towards patients who are victims of sexual violence can mitigate or contribute to perceived re-victimization that is common in people who experience this type of traumatic event. The purpose of this qualitative study is to identify the process that nurses without specialized training use to care for patients who are victims of sexual violence. Critical influences that govern the nurses’ attitudes and behaviors will be explored.

Methods: A Grounded Theory method of inquiry is being used as the framework for this study. Audiotaped interviews using semi-structured, open-ended questions and focus groups are being used to collect the data. Participants are Emergency Room nurses without specialized training related to sexual violence. Focus groups are made up of trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners.   

Results: The study is in the data collection phase.

Conclusion: There are no conclusions at this time.

Keywords:
Nurses; Sexual Violence; Grounded Theory
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.titleA Grounded Theory Study of Nurses Who Care for Patients Who are Victims of Sexual Violenceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWhalen, Dara M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Rhoen_GB
dc.author.detailsDara M. Whalen, MS, RN, darawhalen@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304387-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> Sexual violence is a traumatic event that has physical, psychological, financial, and spiritual implications for the victims, their friends and family and the community. The effects of the traumatic event can be long term and have far-reaching negative consequences including poor health outcomes, depression, substance abuse disorders and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Estimates related to the incidence of sexual assault vary but according to the National Violence Against Women Survey, “one out of every six women and one out of every thirty three men in the United States will experience a rape or attempted rape” (Tjaden & Thoennes, 2000, p. 13). Available data worldwide suggests that in some countries nearly one in four women experience sexual violence at some point in their lifetime and up to sixty-five percent of those affected do not report the event (WHO, 2003). Sexual violence is a global problem that occurs in all levels of society, every culture, and all countries around the world. <p>Attitudes and behaviors of nurses towards patients who are victims of sexual violence can mitigate or contribute to perceived re-victimization that is common in people who experience this type of traumatic event. The purpose of this qualitative study is to identify the process that nurses without specialized training use to care for patients who are victims of sexual violence. Critical influences that govern the nurses’ attitudes and behaviors will be explored. <p><b>Methods: </b> A Grounded Theory method of inquiry is being used as the framework for this study. Audiotaped interviews using semi-structured, open-ended questions and focus groups are being used to collect the data. Participants are Emergency Room nurses without specialized training related to sexual violence. Focus groups are made up of trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners.    <p><b>Results: </b> The study is in the data collection phase. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> There are no conclusions at this time.en_GB
dc.subjectNursesen_GB
dc.subjectSexual Violenceen_GB
dc.subjectGrounded Theoryen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:34:51Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:34:51Z-
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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