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Michele Board, Brendan McCormack
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the meaning of home for six baby boomers and consider how this insight can be used when caring for older people in hospital or residential settings. BACKGROUND: Feeling at home is important to help retain a sense of autonomy, security and well-being, but home is a complex concept to understand. The baby boomers are a large cohort entering later life and understanding their sense of home is not only an example of anticipatory gerontology but it could also provide the tools to explore home with the current older population, who may be in a variety of care settings...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Seyed Hamid Seyed Bagheri, Masoud Rayyani, Sedigheh Iranmanesh, Mahlagha Dehghan, Batool Tirgari, Seyed Habibollah Hosseini
Several studies have been conducted among cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) survivors. Some studies have shown that positive and negative experiences coexist. Emotional distress and psychopathology in CPR survivors are related to the urgent need to make growth. Understanding the meaning of CPR survivors' lived experiences of growth may facilitate their growth. The aim of the study was to illuminate the meaning of CPR survivor's lived experiences of growth in southeast Iran. A qualitative design using a phenomenological hermeneutic approach influenced by Ricoeur was used in 12 CPR survivors...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
T A Kakyo, L D Xiao
AIM: The aim of this study was to understand nurse ward managers perceived challenges in the rural healthcare setting in Uganda. BACKGROUND: The health workforce, essential medicines and equipment and political unrest are the main factors affecting the international community in addressing the hefty disease burden in World Health Organization African regions. Nurse ward managers have an important role to play to mitigate these factors in health facilities in these regions through leadership, supervision and support for staff...
April 19, 2018: International Nursing Review
Kristen Ranse, Jamie Ranse, Mikayla Pelkowitz
BACKGROUND: In preparation for practice as a Registered Nurse, it is essential that students are equipped to care for the dying patient and their family. AIM: To explore nursing students' lived experience of caring for a dying patient and their family. DESIGN: Hermeneutic phenomenology. METHODS: Students who had cared for a dying patient in their final year of study were invited to participate in an interview. Participants' narratives (n = 6) were thematically analysed...
April 18, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Isabel Cristina de Oliveira Arrieira, Maira Buss Thofehrn, Adrize Rutz Porto, Pedro Márlon Martter Moura, Caroline Lemos Martins, Michelle Barboza Jacondino
Objective To understand the experience of spirituality in the daily routine of a palliative care interdisciplinary team. Method A qualitative study was conducted with an oncological palliative care team in southern Brazil. The data was collected through phenomenological interviews in 2014, and interpreted using a hermeneutic phenomenological approach. Results Six professionals participated in the study. Spiritually-related activities, such as prayer and providing comprehensive care, were useful therapeutic resources for offering comfort, survival with dignity and humanization of death, in addition to helping the team and patients understand the end-of-life process and search for meaning in the suffering caused by illness...
2018: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
Masoume Rambod, Farkhondeh Sharif, Zahra Molazem, Kate Khair
Spirituality plays an important role in coping with chronic diseases. However, the meaning of spirituality is not known in hemophilia, as a chronic disease. This study aimed to explore the essence of spirituality in hemophilia patients. This qualitative study with a hermeneutic phenomenological approach was conducted on twelve Muslim adult hemophilia patients. The participants were selected using purposeful sampling. The data were gathered through interview. Then, the data were analyzed using thematic analysis and van Manen's methodological framework...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
Kristy Robson, Julia Coyle, Rodney Pope
Background: falls rates in older people continue to rise despite concerted efforts to manage falls risks. As more effective strategies to reduce falls in older people may arise from better understanding their perspectives on falls risk, this study aimed to explore perceptions and behavioural decisions that may affect risk of falling among older people living in regional Australia. Method: this qualitative research, informed by hermeneutics, explored older people's perspectives on decisions they made that could affect their falls risk...
April 12, 2018: Age and Ageing
Wyona M Freysteinson, Susan Mellott, Tania Celia, Jinlan Du, Marilyn Goff, Tana Plescher, Zoheb Allam
The researchers were invited to a transitional home for homeless women veterans to help veterans with body image issues. Convenience sampling was used to recruit 12 veterans who perceived they had a physical difference due to military service. Data were obtained in focus groups where the veterans were invited to share stories. Ricoeur's hermeneutic phenomenology guided the study. The research team learned early in the data collection stage that 11 of the 12 participants suffered military sexual trauma (MST)...
April 12, 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Catarina Tingsvik, Fredrik Hammarskjöld, Jan Mårtensson, Maria Henricson
BACKGROUND: The medical and nursing care of the patient on mechanical ventilation has developed and proceeds in terms of ventilator functions, sedation strategies and patient participation. New data are needed to explore the weaning process from the patients' perspective. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore the meaning of being a patient on mechanical ventilation during the weaning process in the intensive care unit. METHODS: This study used van Manen's hermeneutic phenomenological approach...
April 5, 2018: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
Marie Gaille
In this contribution, we intend to shed light on the challenges involved in the requirement for greater medical attention to the meaning of chronic illness for the person affected by it. Two philosophical approaches dating from the twentieth century, hermeneutics and phenomenology, are especially pertinent to this questioning about the meaning of chronic illness for the patient. After making a clear distinction between merely listening to the patient in order to improve diagnosis and treatment and applying interest to the actual meaning of the disease for the person who has it (I), our contribution presents the ideas of H...
March 31, 2018: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
Curinckx Hilde, Welsh Marion, Nieuwenhuijze Marianne
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to explore the lived experience of Flemish midwifery students undertaking an internship in Suriname. DESIGN: Hermeneutic phenomenological method as described by van Manen. METHODS: Seven midwifery students from one University College were selected purposefully for an in-depth interview during their internship abroad within the period October-November 2014. All interviews were audio-taped, transcribed verbatim and analysed thematically...
March 21, 2018: Nurse Education in Practice
Michelly Eustáquia do Carmo, Francini Lube Guizardi
Are concepts of vulnerability capable of influencing social practices and citizenship in the fields of health and social welfare? The article critically assesses this question through a comprehensive-interpretative approach to hermeneutics-dialectics and a review of the literature produced on the theme in the last two decades. There is no vast theoretical output on the theme. However, although conceptually imprecise, the term "vulnerability" expands the understanding of the multiple factors that weaken subjects in the exercise of their citizenship...
March 26, 2018: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
Ruth Abraham, Lars Lien, Ingrid Hanssen
BACKGROUND: The links between migration and health are well documented. Being a refugee exacerbates migrants' vulnerability through trauma and loss. The aim of this study is to identify sources of resilience, coping and posttraumatic growth in female Eritrean refugees living in Norwegian asylum reception centres. METHOD: The study had a qualitative, descriptive and explorative design with two focus group interviews and 10 individual in-depth interviews. Participants included 18 female Eritrean refugees aged 18-60, who had obtained refugee status and were still living in an asylum reception centre...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
Mahmoud Al Kalaldeh, Ghada Abu Shosha, Najah Saiah, Omar Salameh
Background: Patients' suffering has been increasingly investigated by health-care researchers especially in the chronically ill. Suffering is viewed as a progressive negative consequence that associated with pain, impaired self-esteem, and social alienation. This qualitative evidence synthesis aimed to provide further insights into the application of phenomenology in explaining suffering among patients with chronic illnesses. Methods: Studies included in this qualitative evidence synthesis study were retrieved by searching from the following electronic databases: CINAHL, PubMed Central, and EBSCO...
March 2018: Journal of Patient Experience
Sara Pihl Jakobsen, Charlotte Overgaard
OBJECTIVE: to explore pregnant women's experience of being offered participation in a supportive intervention and how their experience influenced the outcome of the intervention. DESIGN AND SETTING: a qualitative, phenomenological hermeneutic study based on semi-structured interviews with eight Danish first-time mothers. FINDINGS: the study revealed a divergence between the professional's and the women's perception of their vulnerability. The women typically felt the offer of participation as a stigma, which they met with anxiety and confusion...
February 21, 2018: Midwifery
Anna Nygren Zotterman, Lisa Skär, Siv Söderberg
BACKGROUND: Encounters play an important role in the relationship between healthcare personnel and the close relatives of people with a long-term illness. Aim The aim of this study was to elucidate the meanings of encounters for close relatives of people with a long-term illness within a primary healthcare setting. METHODS: Interviews using a narrative approach were conducted with seven women and three men, and the phenomenological hermeneutic method was used to interpret the interview texts...
March 26, 2018: Primary Health Care Research & Development
Veslemøy Egede-Nissen, Gerd Sylvi Sellevold, Rita Jakobsen, Venke Sørlie
BACKGROUND: The nursing community in the Nordic countries has become multicultural because of migration from European, Asian and African countries. In Norway, minority health care providers are recruited in to nursing homes which have become multicultural workplaces. They overcome challenges such as language and strangeness but as a group they are vulnerable and exposed to many challenges. PURPOSE: The aim is to explore minority healthcare providers, trained nurses and nurses' assistants, and their experiences of challenges when working in a multicultural team in a Norwegian context...
January 1, 2018: Nursing Ethics
Linda Nyholm, Lisbet Nyström, Unni Å Lindström
The authors present letterwriting as a hermeneutic research method in that it contributes to the methodological development within the hermeneutical research tradition in caring science. The hermeneutic methodology is inspired by Hans-Georg Gadamer. Hermeneutic letterwriting in accordance with Gadamer's thought is a form of dialogue in writing, where what is truthful about the thing itself is unveiled with the help of the language. Hermeneutic letterwriting is presented in five steps. As a method, hermeneutic letterwriting is appropriate for complex caring science issues, and it offers new opportunities for attaining a deeper understanding of the world of caring...
April 2018: Nursing Science Quarterly
Berit Foss, Katie Eriksson, Dagfinn Nåden
The purpose of the study is to investigate the importance of substance for the disclosure of ontological evidence. The methodology is inspired by Gadamer's hermeneutic philosophy and involves clinical application research using a deductive approach. This means that leaders in a clinical context were taught and participated in a discussion about a theoretical model of leadership with caring science and ontological substance. The result shows that the leaders' attention and focus were primarily directed toward administration, finances, and outer structures...
April 2018: Nursing Science Quarterly
Zinat Mohebbi, Farkhondeh Sharif, Hamid Peyrovi, Mahnaz Rakhshan, Mahvash Alizade Naini, Ladan Zarshenas
Background: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), as a chronic digestive disorder, impacts extensively on the quality of life, emotional well-being and self-identity. Chronic illness disrupts taken-for-granted notions about self. No qualitative study was found regarding patients' experience of life with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in Iran. Objective: To explore the self-perception of lived experience of IBS patients. Methods: A qualitative study with hermeneutic phenomenological approach was conducted on 12 IBS patients who had been referred to three central clinics (2 governmental and 1 private) affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences...
December 2017: Electronic Physician
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