Individuals Use to Promote Healing after a Suicide Attempt: Action/Interaction Strategies

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335527
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Individuals Use to Promote Healing after a Suicide Attempt: Action/Interaction Strategies
Author(s):
Sun, Fan-Ko; Long, Ann; Lu, Ti; Chi, Mei-Ting
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Fan-Ko Sun, PhD, sunfanko@isu.edu.tw; Ann Long, PhD; Ti Lu, MD, MS; Mei-Ting Chi, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: It is a very difficult task to recover following a suicide attempt. Individuals struggle with numerous difficulties following a suicide attempt. Some individuals can recover from a suicide attempt but other individuals re-attempt or commit suicide. The aim of this study was to develop a theory to guide the healing and recovering process, which human-beings traverse following a recent suicide attempt and the main aim of this paper was to discover the action/interaction strategies that they use on this life journey. Methods: A qualitative approach using Grounded theory was used in this research. Data were collected in a medical centre hospital in Taiwan from 2011 to 2012. Theoretical sampling was used to guide the selection of participants. The final number of interviews conducted to achieve data saturation was 14 patients who had recovered from a suicide attempt and returned to normal life at least one year later. Data were analysed using the constant comparative method together with NVivo Version 9 to aid the process of data analysis. Results: A theory was developed to guide the suicidal individuals to help in healing after their suicide attempt. Three categories and eight subcategories surfaced in relation to the ‘action/interaction strategies’ used. They were: becoming flexible and diverse thinking (Imaginative thinking, Hopeful thinking); re-building and re-gaining self (Changing myself, Believing in self, Self affirmations, Retrieving the value of life), and trying to enjoy the pleasures of life (Looking for methods to cope with stress, Looking for happy times). Conclusion: Nurses could use the findings of this paper as a guide to help people recover following a suicide attempt and, perhaps, help prevent further attempts.
Keywords:
healing process; action/ interaction strategies; suicide attempt
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is availabe 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.titleIndividuals Use to Promote Healing after a Suicide Attempt: Action/Interaction Strategiesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSun, Fan-Koen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLong, Annen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLu, Tien_GB
dc.contributor.authorChi, Mei-Tingen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsFan-Ko Sun, PhD, sunfanko@isu.edu.tw; Ann Long, PhD; Ti Lu, MD, MS; Mei-Ting Chi, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335527-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: It is a very difficult task to recover following a suicide attempt. Individuals struggle with numerous difficulties following a suicide attempt. Some individuals can recover from a suicide attempt but other individuals re-attempt or commit suicide. The aim of this study was to develop a theory to guide the healing and recovering process, which human-beings traverse following a recent suicide attempt and the main aim of this paper was to discover the action/interaction strategies that they use on this life journey. Methods: A qualitative approach using Grounded theory was used in this research. Data were collected in a medical centre hospital in Taiwan from 2011 to 2012. Theoretical sampling was used to guide the selection of participants. The final number of interviews conducted to achieve data saturation was 14 patients who had recovered from a suicide attempt and returned to normal life at least one year later. Data were analysed using the constant comparative method together with NVivo Version 9 to aid the process of data analysis. Results: A theory was developed to guide the suicidal individuals to help in healing after their suicide attempt. Three categories and eight subcategories surfaced in relation to the ‘action/interaction strategies’ used. They were: becoming flexible and diverse thinking (Imaginative thinking, Hopeful thinking); re-building and re-gaining self (Changing myself, Believing in self, Self affirmations, Retrieving the value of life), and trying to enjoy the pleasures of life (Looking for methods to cope with stress, Looking for happy times). Conclusion: Nurses could use the findings of this paper as a guide to help people recover following a suicide attempt and, perhaps, help prevent further attempts.en_GB
dc.subjecthealing processen_GB
dc.subjectaction/ interaction strategiesen_GB
dc.subjectsuicide attempten_GB
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:54:23Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:54:23Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen_GB
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is availabe in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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