Transitions of South Sudanese Refugees: Reaching for a Better Life in America

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602914
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Transitions of South Sudanese Refugees: Reaching for a Better Life in America
Other Titles:
Culturally Diverse Health Practices [Session]
Author(s):
Randall, Rebecca; Carson, Paula; Stenvig, Thomas E.; Bohn, Marlys J.; Carson, Paula; Stenvig, Thomas E.; Bohn, Marlys J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi
Author Details:
Rebecca Randall, EdD, RN, becky.randall@sdstate.edu; Paula Carson, TNCC, CCRN, ACLS; Thomas E. Stenvig, RN, NEA-BC; Marlys J. Bohn, RN, CNL
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: A qualitative approach was used to develop grounded theory that describes the transition process of South Sudanese refuges who have resettled in the United States. Three focus groups, attended by a total of 18 participants, explored the transition process. The data was analyzed using constant comparative methods which included open, axial, selective, and theoretical coding. Results indicated that brought beliefs, expectations, and abilities conflicted with the reality of resettlement, including social and cultural aspects of the resettlement process. Former refugees identified reaching for a better life amidst the clash of being understood and understanding. Resources from others and losses and gains influenced the ability to navigate within the new environment. Results from this study help to understand the life transitions of former South Sudanese refugees as they resettle in the United States. These findings provide opportunities for further community participatory research and implications for health and social services program design to meet the needs of former South Sudanese refugees.
Keywords:
Refugee; Transitions; Grounded Theory
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15F26
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleTransitions of South Sudanese Refugees: Reaching for a Better Life in Americaen
dc.title.alternativeCulturally Diverse Health Practices [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorRandall, Rebeccaen
dc.contributor.authorCarson, Paulaen
dc.contributor.authorStenvig, Thomas E.en
dc.contributor.authorBohn, Marlys J.en
dc.contributor.authorCarson, Paulaen
dc.contributor.authorStenvig, Thomas E.en
dc.contributor.authorBohn, Marlys J.en
dc.contributor.departmentPhien
dc.author.detailsRebecca Randall, EdD, RN, becky.randall@sdstate.edu; Paula Carson, TNCC, CCRN, ACLS; Thomas E. Stenvig, RN, NEA-BC; Marlys J. Bohn, RN, CNLen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602914en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: A qualitative approach was used to develop grounded theory that describes the transition process of South Sudanese refuges who have resettled in the United States. Three focus groups, attended by a total of 18 participants, explored the transition process. The data was analyzed using constant comparative methods which included open, axial, selective, and theoretical coding. Results indicated that brought beliefs, expectations, and abilities conflicted with the reality of resettlement, including social and cultural aspects of the resettlement process. Former refugees identified reaching for a better life amidst the clash of being understood and understanding. Resources from others and losses and gains influenced the ability to navigate within the new environment. Results from this study help to understand the life transitions of former South Sudanese refugees as they resettle in the United States. These findings provide opportunities for further community participatory research and implications for health and social services program design to meet the needs of former South Sudanese refugees.en
dc.subjectRefugeeen
dc.subjectTransitionsen
dc.subjectGrounded Theoryen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:39:22Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:39:22Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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