Utilizing a New Diagnosis Toolkit to Increase Patient Empowerment and Coping

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308097
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Utilizing a New Diagnosis Toolkit to Increase Patient Empowerment and Coping
Author(s):
Stewart, Felicia Dawn
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Sigma
Author Details:
Felicia Dawn Stewart, DNP, NP-C, feliciadstewart@me.com
Abstract:

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

Sometimes innovation precedes scientific inquiry.  Such was the case with the new diagnosis toolkit.  Sometimes things are simply born out of necessity during a real-life experiences.   I developed this new diagnosis toolkit when my parents were both diagnosed with advanced cancers (2 weeks apart) in January 2008 as a way to organize their health information and prepare for appointments, treatments, and communicate their various needs with my siblings.  Following my father’s death later that year, my mother (a retired nurse) and I expanded our initial efforts and explored how this tool could help other people. 

 Following my mother’s death in 2010, I entered a DNP program and wanted to further refine this tool.  After witnessing first-hand the difference a toolkit such as this could make, I started asking two key questions:  Why did it work so well? and Could this toolkit be further developed to help others who find themselves in the wake following a life-changing diagnosis?  I explored the evidence to support the rationale for why such a kit seemed to be helpful to patients andintegrated the toolkit into my scholarly work.  It became one of the various features of the health ministry I was developing for my church where I was the faith community nurse. 

 The evidence I uncovered support the use of innovations such as the new diagnosis toolkit for patient empowerment.  The toolkit is a way for patients and families to organize information, avoid repetition, rely less on memory, reduce paperwork, and prepare for future appointments.  Most of all, the toolkit provides a mechanism for patients and families to relieve their minds of the information overload so they may be able to concentrate on life and loved ones.

Keywords:
patient empowerment; toolkit; new diagnosis
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.titleUtilizing a New Diagnosis Toolkit to Increase Patient Empowerment and Copingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Felicia Dawnen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Sigmaen_GB
dc.author.detailsFelicia Dawn Stewart, DNP, NP-C, feliciadstewart@me.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308097-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Sometimes innovation precedes scientific inquiry.  Such was the case with the new diagnosis toolkit.  Sometimes things are simply born out of necessity during a real-life experiences.   I developed this new diagnosis toolkit when my parents were both diagnosed with advanced cancers (2 weeks apart) in January 2008 as a way to organize their health information and prepare for appointments, treatments, and communicate their various needs with my siblings.  Following my father’s death later that year, my mother (a retired nurse) and I expanded our initial efforts and explored how this tool could help other people.  <p> Following my mother’s death in 2010, I entered a DNP program and wanted to further refine this tool.  After witnessing first-hand the difference a toolkit such as this could make, I started asking two key questions:  Why did it work so well? and Could this toolkit be further developed to help others who find themselves in the wake following a life-changing diagnosis?  I explored the evidence to support the rationale for why such a kit seemed to be helpful to patients andintegrated the toolkit into my scholarly work.  It became one of the various features of the health ministry I was developing for my church where I was the faith community nurse.  <p> The evidence I uncovered support the use of innovations such as the new diagnosis toolkit for patient empowerment.  The toolkit is a way for patients and families to organize information, avoid repetition, rely less on memory, reduce paperwork, and prepare for future appointments.  Most of all, the toolkit provides a mechanism for patients and families to relieve their minds of the information overload so they may be able to concentrate on life and loved ones. <p>en_GB
dc.subjectpatient empowermenten_GB
dc.subjecttoolkiten_GB
dc.subjectnew diagnosisen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:26:51Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:26:51Z-
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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