A Qualitative Exploration of the Impact of Destination Therapy on Patients and Their Families

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/612437
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Qualitative Study, Other
Research Approach:
Qualitative Research
Title:
A Qualitative Exploration of the Impact of Destination Therapy on Patients and Their Families
Author(s):
Richardson, Suellen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Chi Alpha
Advisors:
Bourdeanu, Laura; Wallace, Cara; Kowal, Christopher
Author Details:
Suellen Richardson, RN, MBA, DNP, email: srich458 at gmail dot com
Abstract:

The purpose of this research was to explore the lived experiences of destination therapy (DT) left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients and their families using a narrative method of inquiry.   Previous research documented that patients and families identified God/religiosity, family support, and the realization of a second chance for life.  Interviews with patients and families provided extensive and personal insight into the dynamics faced by these participants.  The needs of the patient and family vary based on the pathway traveled; thus, the education and support mechanisms must be guided by the needs of the participants, not a pre-determined timeline. The journey is unique but the outcome is consistent: DT is a lifesaving technology, giving patients and family members gratitude for today and hope for the future.

Keywords:
Destination Therapy Left Ventricular Assist Devices; Qualitative approach; DT VAD
CINAHL Headings:
Heart Failure--Therapy; Heart Assist Devices
Repository Posting Date:
9-Jun-2016
Date of Publication:
9-Jun-2016
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Grantor:
American Sentinel University
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2015

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
dc.evidence.levelQualitative Study, Otheren
dc.research.approachQualitative Researchen
dc.titleA Qualitative Exploration of the Impact of Destination Therapy on Patients and Their Familiesen_US
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Suellenen
dc.contributor.departmentChi Alphaen
dc.contributor.advisorBourdeanu, Lauraen
dc.contributor.advisorWallace, Caraen
dc.contributor.advisorKowal, Christopheren
dc.author.detailsSuellen Richardson, RN, MBA, DNP, email: srich458 at gmail dot comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/612437-
dc.description.abstract<p>The purpose of this research was to explore the lived experiences of destination therapy (DT) left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients and their families using a narrative method of inquiry.   Previous research documented that patients and families identified God/religiosity, family support, and the realization of a second chance for life.  Interviews with patients and families provided extensive and personal insight into the dynamics faced by these participants.  The needs of the patient and family vary based on the pathway traveled; thus, the education and support mechanisms must be guided by the needs of the participants, not a pre-determined timeline. The journey is unique but the outcome is consistent: DT is a lifesaving technology, giving patients and family members gratitude for today and hope for the future. </p>en
dc.subjectDestination Therapy Left Ventricular Assist Devicesen
dc.subjectQualitative approachen
dc.subjectDT VADen
dc.subject.cinahlHeart Failure--Therapyen
dc.subject.cinahlHeart Assist Devicesen
dc.date.available2016-06-09T18:32:54Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-09-
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-09T18:32:54Z-
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
thesis.degree.grantorAmerican Sentinel Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
thesis.degree.year2015-
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