Difficulties experienced by a male in the work place following the implantation of a pacemaker

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307989
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Difficulties experienced by a male in the work place following the implantation of a pacemaker
Author(s):
Kobayashi, Hisako; Watanabe, Kiyoe; Matsui, Sachiko; Miyata, Kaori
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Hisako Kobayashi, RN, MSN, h-kobayashi@ns-u.aino.ac.jp; Kiyoe Watanabe, RN; Sachiko Matsui, RN, MSN; Kaori Miyata, RN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

In Japan, cardiac pacemaker implantation has a history of 47 years. In the early days of pacemaker implantation, recipients had to tolerate discrimination and harassment in the work place to continue working due to low public awareness of the procedure. This study was conducted to examine difficulties experienced by an employee of a large company who returned to work after undergoing the implantation of a pacemaker 33 years ago, and understand the meaning of his experience. The subject of the study, a member of the Japan Association of Pacemaker Friends, agreed to talk about his past experience because he had already retired. A semi-structured interview was conducted in a private room in July 2011. Analyses were performed from a phenomenological viewpoint on difficulties and anxiety experienced in the work place and subjects associated with them. Ethical considerations were taken into account; the study was conducted with the approval of the ethics committee of Aino University. Difficulties and anxieties the person experienced in the work place following pacemaker implantation included: “not allowed to choose”, “viewed as an unreliable employee”, “discrimination in promotion and salary raise”, “discriminatory remarks from co-workers”, and “suffering from being unable to argue”. His experience had meaning in that he had to: “prepare himself for negative views on him from his co-workers”; and “prove that he was a competent employee”. “Expectations for himself” and “his desire to improve the work environment for future employees” had been supporting him.
Keywords:
pacemaker; male; work
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:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDifficulties experienced by a male in the work place following the implantation of a pacemakeren_GB
dc.contributor.authorKobayashi, Hisakoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWatanabe, Kiyoeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMatsui, Sachikoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMiyata, Kaorien_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsHisako Kobayashi, RN, MSN, h-kobayashi@ns-u.aino.ac.jp; Kiyoe Watanabe, RN; Sachiko Matsui, RN, MSN; Kaori Miyata, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307989-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>In Japan, cardiac pacemaker implantation has a history of 47 years. In the early days of pacemaker implantation, recipients had to tolerate discrimination and harassment in the work place to continue working due to low public awareness of the procedure. This study was conducted to examine difficulties experienced by an employee of a large company who returned to work after undergoing the implantation of a pacemaker 33 years ago, and understand the meaning of his experience. The subject of the study, a member of the Japan Association of Pacemaker Friends, agreed to talk about his past experience because he had already retired. A semi-structured interview was conducted in a private room in July 2011. Analyses were performed from a phenomenological viewpoint on difficulties and anxiety experienced in the work place and subjects associated with them. Ethical considerations were taken into account; the study was conducted with the approval of the ethics committee of Aino University. Difficulties and anxieties the person experienced in the work place following pacemaker implantation included: “not allowed to choose”, “viewed as an unreliable employee”, “discrimination in promotion and salary raise”, “discriminatory remarks from co-workers”, and “suffering from being unable to argue”. His experience had meaning in that he had to: “prepare himself for negative views on him from his co-workers”; and “prove that he was a competent employee”. “Expectations for himself” and “his desire to improve the work environment for future employees” had been supporting him.en_GB
dc.subjectpacemakeren_GB
dc.subjectmaleen_GB
dc.subjectworken_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:25:05Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:25:05Z-
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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