A Case Study of the Lived Experience of a Spanish-Speaking Family with Chronic Childhood Illness

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307901
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Case Study of the Lived Experience of a Spanish-Speaking Family with Chronic Childhood Illness
Author(s):
Ma, Jacqueline Sue
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Omega
Author Details:
Jacqueline Sue Ma, BSN, jacquelinesueperkins@gmail.com
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

This case study explores how one young mother cared for her obese, toddler child. A nursing student conducted the interview in English utilizing open-ended questions. The data was analyzed using Watson's Caring Theory. Emerging themes included the importance of establishing trust and interpersonal relationships with the provider, cultural influences surrounding Hispanic feeding practices, and teaching and learning.

Early establishment of trust between the mother, child, and healthcare provider was identified as an important aspect in management of the child's condition. The mother spoke positively of the relationship she has developed with the provider and office staff over the course of her child's treatment stating, “They are really nice...They already know who he is. It's not like a stranger, that's what I really like. We come here and they are like: "Oh, [name of child] is here." The researcher's greatest interest was in cultural influences surrounding feeding practices. The mother revealed the influence of culture when she stated, “It's different here. In Mexico they don't really care how much you weigh, they just feed them.” In regard to teaching and learning, the provider coordinated and provided teaching in a way that was easy to understand. The mother explained, “To like, um, check his weight and stuff they would take out this chart that like tells, um, his age, and his weight, and how much he is supposed to weigh, and he was like really far away from that.”

These results can be used as clinical guidelines for nurses who manage the care of Hispanic families who are coping with chronic childhood illness. Furthermore, these findings indicate a need for future research regarding obesity and cultural influences in minority populations, especially Hispanics.

Keywords:
Watson's Caring Theory; Childhood Obesity; Hispanic Population
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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 FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Case Study of the Lived Experience of a Spanish-Speaking Family with Chronic Childhood Illnessen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMa, Jacqueline Sueen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Omegaen_GB
dc.author.detailsJacqueline Sue Ma, BSN, jacquelinesueperkins@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307901-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><span color="#000000">This case study explores how one young mother cared for her obese, toddler child. A nursing student conducted the interview in English utilizing open-ended questions. The data was analyzed using Watson's Caring Theory. Emerging themes included the importance of establishing trust and interpersonal relationships with the provider, cultural influences surrounding Hispanic feeding practices, and teaching and learning. </span><p align="LEFT"><span color="#000000">Early establishment of trust between the mother, child, and healthcare provider was identified as an important aspect in management of the child's condition. The mother spoke positively of the relationship she has developed with the provider and office staff over the course of her child's treatment stating, “They are really nice...They already know who he is. It's not like a stranger, that's what I really like. We come here and they are like: "Oh, [name of child] is here." The researcher's greatest interest was in cultural influences surrounding feeding practices. The mother revealed the influence of culture when she stated, </span><span color="#050101">“It's different here. In Mexico they don't really care how much you weigh, they just feed them.” In regard to teaching and learning, the provider coordinated and provided teaching in a way that was easy to understand. The mother explained, “To like, um, check his weight and stuff they would take out this chart that like tells, um, his age, and his weight, and how much he is supposed to weigh, and he was like really far away from that.” </span><p align="LEFT"><span color="#000000">These results can be used as clinical guidelines for nurses who manage the care of Hispanic families who are coping with chronic childhood illness. Furthermore, these findings indicate a need for future research regarding obesity and cultural influences in minority populations, especially Hispanics.</span>en_GB
dc.subjectWatson's Caring Theoryen_GB
dc.subjectChildhood Obesityen_GB
dc.subjectHispanic Populationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:23:52Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:23:52Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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