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The lived experience of having a child hospitalized: The Haitian mother's perspective

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1993
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The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience for the Haitian mother of having a child hospitalized. A qualitative study from a phenomenological perspective was undertaken. Seven respondents were interviewed. Significant statements from the transcribed interviews were analyzed according to Giorgi's (1988) method of reduction, extraction, analysis, and synthesis. A general description of the meaningful experience was obtained which includes themes relating to the hospital experience. The six themes which emerged are: (a) uncertainty, search for meaning, God's help; (b) need to be with child; (c) identification with child's pain and anxiety; (d) being in the hospital environment; (e) dealing with information; and, (f) best care for child. These themes and nursing implications are discussed.
Title: The lived experience of having a child hospitalized: The Haitian mother's perspective.
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Name(s): Swasey, Patricia Ann.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Coffman, Sherrilyn, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1993
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 110 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience for the Haitian mother of having a child hospitalized. A qualitative study from a phenomenological perspective was undertaken. Seven respondents were interviewed. Significant statements from the transcribed interviews were analyzed according to Giorgi's (1988) method of reduction, extraction, analysis, and synthesis. A general description of the meaningful experience was obtained which includes themes relating to the hospital experience. The six themes which emerged are: (a) uncertainty, search for meaning, God's help; (b) need to be with child; (c) identification with child's pain and anxiety; (d) being in the hospital environment; (e) dealing with information; and, (f) best care for child. These themes and nursing implications are discussed.
Identifier: 14987 (digitool), FADT14987 (IID), fau:11766 (fedora)
Note(s): Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Thesis (M.S.N.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1993.
Subject(s): Transcultural nursing
Nursing--Social aspects
Nursing
Haitians--United States
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