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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603020
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Conflict-Related Sexual Gender-Based Violence in DRC
Other Titles:
Ethical Issues in Nursing [Session]
Author(s):
Good, Beth D.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi Mu
Author Details:
Beth D. Good, RN, APHN-BC, CNS, bgood05@gmail.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: Globally one in three women experience some form of sexual gender-based violence within their lifetime.  In conflict-affected countries, women carry the added burden of becoming targets of sexual violence as a tactic of war.  Though conflict-related sexual violence has been a media topic, there is limited research on the subject.  The findings of this study describe the experience of women who have survived sexual gender-based violence in conflict-affected countries in an effort to bring awareness to the nursing profession about this health and justice issue.  A narrative research methodology was used to document the stories of women who have survived sexual gender-based violence in the conflict-affected country of the Democratic Republic of Congo where reports of sexual gender-based violence continue throughout the eastern part of the country.  Interviews of 14 research participants were digitally recorded and transcribed for analysis.  Five themes emerged from the analysis of the narrative data.  In addition, narrative analysis was used to extract a common narrative of the combined stories.  Historically, pioneers in nursing have emphasized the need for nurses to play an active role in championing social justice to promote health.  Nursing practice has a responsibility to balance the influence of healthcare treatment models with the nursing model that includes an emphasis on social justice issues.  However, there has been no clear social justice theory or definition of social justice developed in the nursing literature.  This study used a philosophical framework of social justice as a lens through which the stories were heard and analyzed. Five themes and five subthemes were identified as representative of the research findings.  The themes suggest that loss of attachment and respect were among the most difficult issues faced by the survivors.  The application of Powers and Faden’s Social Justice Theory and the six dimensions of well-being brought further understanding to the findings.  The implications from the study suggest that it is prudent for nursing research, education, and practice to expand the knowledge of how injustice impacts well-being.  Nurses must use the knowledge to improve the well-being of individuals and populations and prevent the adverse effects of injustice on well-being.  Future research is needed on the topic of conflict-related sexual gender-based violence in order to test and develop nursing strategies for prevention and care of survivors.  Research originating from areas where violence is occurring and conducted by local researchers may be of even greater value to reaching a better understanding in order to develop the best response.
Keywords:
rape; social; justice
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15F17
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.titleConflict-Related Sexual Gender-Based Violence in DRCen
dc.title.alternativeEthical Issues in Nursing [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorGood, Beth D.en
dc.contributor.departmentPi Muen
dc.author.detailsBeth D. Good, RN, APHN-BC, CNS, bgood05@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603020en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: Globally one in three women experience some form of sexual gender-based violence within their lifetime.  In conflict-affected countries, women carry the added burden of becoming targets of sexual violence as a tactic of war.  Though conflict-related sexual violence has been a media topic, there is limited research on the subject.  The findings of this study describe the experience of women who have survived sexual gender-based violence in conflict-affected countries in an effort to bring awareness to the nursing profession about this health and justice issue.  A narrative research methodology was used to document the stories of women who have survived sexual gender-based violence in the conflict-affected country of the Democratic Republic of Congo where reports of sexual gender-based violence continue throughout the eastern part of the country.  Interviews of 14 research participants were digitally recorded and transcribed for analysis.  Five themes emerged from the analysis of the narrative data.  In addition, narrative analysis was used to extract a common narrative of the combined stories.  Historically, pioneers in nursing have emphasized the need for nurses to play an active role in championing social justice to promote health.  Nursing practice has a responsibility to balance the influence of healthcare treatment models with the nursing model that includes an emphasis on social justice issues.  However, there has been no clear social justice theory or definition of social justice developed in the nursing literature.  This study used a philosophical framework of social justice as a lens through which the stories were heard and analyzed. Five themes and five subthemes were identified as representative of the research findings.  The themes suggest that loss of attachment and respect were among the most difficult issues faced by the survivors.  The application of Powers and Faden’s Social Justice Theory and the six dimensions of well-being brought further understanding to the findings.  The implications from the study suggest that it is prudent for nursing research, education, and practice to expand the knowledge of how injustice impacts well-being.  Nurses must use the knowledge to improve the well-being of individuals and populations and prevent the adverse effects of injustice on well-being.  Future research is needed on the topic of conflict-related sexual gender-based violence in order to test and develop nursing strategies for prevention and care of survivors.  Research originating from areas where violence is occurring and conducted by local researchers may be of even greater value to reaching a better understanding in order to develop the best response.en
dc.subjectrapeen
dc.subjectsocialen
dc.subjectjusticeen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:41:36Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:41:36Zen
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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