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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/576773
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
Qualitative Study, Other
Research Approach:
Pilot/Exploratory Study
Title:
Post Mortem Nursing Care Effectiveness as Perceived by Mortuary Practitioners
Author(s):
Hand, Mikel W.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Omicron Psi
Author Details:
Mikel W. Hand, EdD, RN, OCN, NE-BC, NEA-BC; email: mwhand@usi.edu, the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Chapter Memberships: Omicron Psi and Gamma Tau Chapter
Abstract:

Background: Death is a common event in hospitals. The majority of patients who die receive post mortem nursing care. The interventions used by nurses in providing this are largely derived from tradition rather than empirical evidence. Minimal research has been reported concerning effectiveness of the care in contributing to a desired cosmetic appearance with further professional preparation for the purpose of viewing. Mortuary Practitioners perform this preparation and evaluate the cosmetic appearance of the deceased. Previous research has been conducted, but within a single Midwestern state (Hand, 2013). Broader inquiry is needed due to geographical variations in practice.
Purpose/Aims: The purpose is to examine post mortem nursing care effectiveness from the perspective of the Mortuary Practitioner. Specific aims are to describe how post mortem nursing care interventions are perceived to contribute to or hinder achieving a desired cosmetic appearance of a deceased patient and to describe alternative recommendations for those perceived to hinder.
Methods: A qualitative descriptive approach will be used. A convenience sample of approximately two hundred Licensed Mortuary Practitioners from all fifty states, Guam, and Puerto Rico will be contacted via email, invited to participate in the study, and provided a link to the online questionnaire. The questionnaire includes six demographic items and eight open ended items concerning positioning of the body, cleaning, using ties to secure extremities, oral care, shrouding, and identification. Open ended items ask participants to describe their typical observations, respond concerning whether these help or hinder producing a desired cosmetic appearance of the deceased, and identify any alternative recommendations for interventions perceived to hinder. Steps in data analysis will include reading each response several times, initial coding to identify themes, clustering based on similarity, elimination of duplication, final theme labeling, and identifying key exemplars.
Results: Data collection is in progress and should be completed by June 2015.
Discussion: It is anticipated that participant responses will reflect their own practice observations and whether preparation for viewing is requested by the loved ones they serve.
Implications for Practice: The findings may be useful in evaluating and revising institutional post mortem nursing care policies and practices.
Reference
Hand, M.W. (2013). Post Mortem/Last Office Nursing Care Effectiveness as Perceived by US Licensed Funeral Directors. End of Life Journal, 5(4), 1-9.

Keywords:
Death Care; Post Mortem Care; Care after death; Qualitative Research
CINAHL Headings:
Postmortem Care--Evaluation
Repository Posting Date:
3-Sep-2015
Date of Publication:
3-Sep-2015
Citation:
Hand, M. W. (2015). Post mortem nursing care effectiveness as perceived by mortuary practitioners. Poster session presented at the meeting of UCLA Healthcare, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from: http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/576773
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
2015 UCLA Healthcare Research and Evidence Based Practice Conference
Conference Host:
UCLA Healthcare
Conference Location:
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sponsors:
University of Southern Indiana Faculty Research and Creative Works Grant ($4094.00)
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.; This item has been submitted to the repository as part of the University of Southern Indiana College of Nursing and Health Professions repository participation plan.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.evidence.levelQualitative Study, Otheren
dc.research.approachPilot/Exploratory Studyen
dc.titlePost Mortem Nursing Care Effectiveness as Perceived by Mortuary Practitionersen
dc.contributor.authorHand, Mikel W.en
dc.contributor.departmentOmicron Psien
dc.author.detailsMikel W. Hand, EdD, RN, OCN, NE-BC, NEA-BC; email: mwhand@usi.edu, the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Chapter Memberships: Omicron Psi and Gamma Tau Chapteren
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/576773en
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Background:</strong> Death is a common event in hospitals. The majority of patients who die receive post mortem nursing care. The interventions used by nurses in providing this are largely derived from tradition rather than empirical evidence. Minimal research has been reported concerning effectiveness of the care in contributing to a desired cosmetic appearance with further professional preparation for the purpose of viewing. Mortuary Practitioners perform this preparation and evaluate the cosmetic appearance of the deceased. Previous research has been conducted, but within a single Midwestern state (Hand, 2013). Broader inquiry is needed due to geographical variations in practice.<br /><strong>Purpose/Aims:</strong> The purpose is to examine post mortem nursing care effectiveness from the perspective of the Mortuary Practitioner. Specific aims are to describe how post mortem nursing care interventions are perceived to contribute to or hinder achieving a desired cosmetic appearance of a deceased patient and to describe alternative recommendations for those perceived to hinder.<br /><strong>Methods:</strong> A qualitative descriptive approach will be used. A convenience sample of approximately two hundred Licensed Mortuary Practitioners from all fifty states, Guam, and Puerto Rico will be contacted via email, invited to participate in the study, and provided a link to the online questionnaire. The questionnaire includes six demographic items and eight open ended items concerning positioning of the body, cleaning, using ties to secure extremities, oral care, shrouding, and identification. Open ended items ask participants to describe their typical observations, respond concerning whether these help or hinder producing a desired cosmetic appearance of the deceased, and identify any alternative recommendations for interventions perceived to hinder. Steps in data analysis will include reading each response several times, initial coding to identify themes, clustering based on similarity, elimination of duplication, final theme labeling, and identifying key exemplars.<br /><strong>Results:</strong> Data collection is in progress and should be completed by June 2015.<br />Discussion: It is anticipated that participant responses will reflect their own practice observations and whether preparation for viewing is requested by the loved ones they serve.<br />Implications for Practice: The findings may be useful in evaluating and revising institutional post mortem nursing care policies and practices.<br />Reference<br />Hand, M.W. (2013). Post Mortem/Last Office Nursing Care Effectiveness as Perceived by US Licensed Funeral Directors. End of Life Journal, 5(4), 1-9.</p>en
dc.subjectDeath Careen
dc.subjectPost Mortem Careen
dc.subjectCare after deathen
dc.subjectQualitative Researchen
dc.subject.cinahlPostmortem Care--Evaluationen
dc.date.available2015-09-03T17:19:57Zen
dc.date.issued2015-09-03en
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-03T17:19:57Zen
dc.identifier.citationHand, M. W. (2015). Post mortem nursing care effectiveness as perceived by mortuary practitioners. Poster session presented at the meeting of UCLA Healthcare, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from: http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/576773en
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name2015 UCLA Healthcare Research and Evidence Based Practice Conferenceen
dc.conference.hostUCLA Healthcareen
dc.conference.locationLos Angeles, CA, USAen
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Southern Indiana Faculty Research and Creative Works Grant ($4094.00)en
dc.identifier.citationHand, M. W. (2015). Post mortem nursing care effectiveness as perceived by mortuary practitioners. Poster session presented at the meeting of UCLA Healthcare, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from: http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/576773en
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.en
dc.description.noteThis item has been submitted to the repository as part of the University of Southern Indiana College of Nursing and Health Professions repository participation plan.en
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