Use of Art, Interview and Survey to Assess Family Needs at the Bedside of Hospitalized Oncology Patients in Acute Care and at the Bedside of Hospitalized Stroke Patients in a Rehabilitation Hospital

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603430
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Use of Art, Interview and Survey to Assess Family Needs at the Bedside of Hospitalized Oncology Patients in Acute Care and at the Bedside of Hospitalized Stroke Patients in a Rehabilitation Hospital
Other Titles:
Meeting Family Needs at the Bedside and Across the Continuum: Theory, Research, Response [Symposium]
Author(s):
Catlin, Anita J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Gamma
Author Details:
Anita J. Catlin, RN, acatlin@napanet.net
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: Use of Art, Interview and Survey to Assess Family Needs at the Bedside of Hospitalized Oncology Patients in Acute Care and at the Bedside of Hospitalized Stroke Patients in a Rehabilitation Hospital Background: Two studies were completed within a hospital system to determine the needs of family members who maintain vigil at the bedside of their loved ones.  A movement worldwide, and specifically new to our hospital system, is the implementation of Patient and Family Centered Care. We conducted these two studies to be sure that we knew what needs were of our patients’ families. Using an acute care oncology unit and a stroke rehabilitation unit, we conducted a triangulated study used the qualitative methods of interviews and art therapy, and a quantitative method, the Family Needs Inventory (FIN Scale), to ascertain family member’s needs. Method: Three-step process (open ended interview, use of the Draw a Bridge art therapy technique, and a survey eliciting family needs) was conducted with 19 family members of patients with a cancer diagnosis on our oncology unit and 12 family members of patients rehabilitating after a stroke.  Results: Themes of 31 interviews revealed needs for Physical Comfort, Emotional Support, Cultural Sensitivity, Recognition that Family Members Help and Pain Management.  Art therapy accurately revealed the stress of caregiving and the need for family member support with interesting differences in the pictures between the two cohorts, oncology family members worried about pain relief and stroke family members worried about home care with a wheelchair.   The Family Inventory of Needs, the interviews and the art revealed that care at home after discharge was a major worry. CONCLUSIONS: Knowledge of family members’ needs while their loved ones were in the hospital allowed our two facilities to better support family members at the bedside. We now provide maps, meals, shower facilities and other items to increase their comfort.  The Case Management team is integrating changes based upon the findings.
Keywords:
art research; family needs
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15C28
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.titleUse of Art, Interview and Survey to Assess Family Needs at the Bedside of Hospitalized Oncology Patients in Acute Care and at the Bedside of Hospitalized Stroke Patients in a Rehabilitation Hospitalen
dc.title.alternativeMeeting Family Needs at the Bedside and Across the Continuum: Theory, Research, Response [Symposium]en
dc.contributor.authorCatlin, Anita J.en
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Gammaen
dc.author.detailsAnita J. Catlin, RN, acatlin@napanet.neten
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603430en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: Use of Art, Interview and Survey to Assess Family Needs at the Bedside of Hospitalized Oncology Patients in Acute Care and at the Bedside of Hospitalized Stroke Patients in a Rehabilitation Hospital Background: Two studies were completed within a hospital system to determine the needs of family members who maintain vigil at the bedside of their loved ones.  A movement worldwide, and specifically new to our hospital system, is the implementation of Patient and Family Centered Care. We conducted these two studies to be sure that we knew what needs were of our patients’ families. Using an acute care oncology unit and a stroke rehabilitation unit, we conducted a triangulated study used the qualitative methods of interviews and art therapy, and a quantitative method, the Family Needs Inventory (FIN Scale), to ascertain family member’s needs. Method: Three-step process (open ended interview, use of the Draw a Bridge art therapy technique, and a survey eliciting family needs) was conducted with 19 family members of patients with a cancer diagnosis on our oncology unit and 12 family members of patients rehabilitating after a stroke.  Results: Themes of 31 interviews revealed needs for Physical Comfort, Emotional Support, Cultural Sensitivity, Recognition that Family Members Help and Pain Management.  Art therapy accurately revealed the stress of caregiving and the need for family member support with interesting differences in the pictures between the two cohorts, oncology family members worried about pain relief and stroke family members worried about home care with a wheelchair.   The Family Inventory of Needs, the interviews and the art revealed that care at home after discharge was a major worry. CONCLUSIONS: Knowledge of family members’ needs while their loved ones were in the hospital allowed our two facilities to better support family members at the bedside. We now provide maps, meals, shower facilities and other items to increase their comfort.  The Case Management team is integrating changes based upon the findings.en
dc.subjectart researchen
dc.subjectfamily needsen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:50:30Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:50:30Zen
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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