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Home care as a gestalt: The lived experience of families receiving nursing care in the home

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Date Issued:
1994
Summary:
The purpose of this nursing research study was to gain a deeper understanding of the experience of families receiving nursing care in the home. The question guiding the study was: What is the meaning (for families) of the experience of receiving nursing care in the home? Using van Manen's phenomenological approach, six families described their experience of receiving nursing care in their homes during taped conversational interviews. Following hermeneutical thematic analysis of the transcribed texts, one common metatheme emerged: Home Nursing Care Experienced within the Gestalt of Home Health Care. Four associated sub-themes emerged: (1) Being in Relationship with the Nurse; (2) Feeling Decreased Stress/Increased Comfort; (3) Having the Nurse as Family Advocate/Mediator; and (4) Finding the Way Through Chaos to Control.
Title: Home care as a gestalt: The lived experience of families receiving nursing care in the home.
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Name(s): Ruth, Marla Claire.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Coffman, Sherrilyn, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1994
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 151 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The purpose of this nursing research study was to gain a deeper understanding of the experience of families receiving nursing care in the home. The question guiding the study was: What is the meaning (for families) of the experience of receiving nursing care in the home? Using van Manen's phenomenological approach, six families described their experience of receiving nursing care in their homes during taped conversational interviews. Following hermeneutical thematic analysis of the transcribed texts, one common metatheme emerged: Home Nursing Care Experienced within the Gestalt of Home Health Care. Four associated sub-themes emerged: (1) Being in Relationship with the Nurse; (2) Feeling Decreased Stress/Increased Comfort; (3) Having the Nurse as Family Advocate/Mediator; and (4) Finding the Way Through Chaos to Control.
Identifier: 15108 (digitool), FADT15108 (IID), fau:11885 (fedora)
Note(s): Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Thesis (M.S.N.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1994.
Subject(s): Home nursing
Home care services
Family nursing
Nursing
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