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Jytte Graarup, Elin Lindberg Mogensen, Malene Missel, Selina Kikkenborg Berg
PURPOSE: To describe patients' experiences throughout the first four months post lung transplant. BACKGROUND: Health professionals are familiar with the fact that patients' average survival after a lung transplant is about seven years and that 74% of these patients reject new organs within the first two years. By contrast, knowledge of these patients' perspectives after lung transplantation is scant. DESIGN/METHOD: A qualitative study was conducted between May, 2013 and May, 2014 in which 26 interviewees participated - four months post-transplant - based on a semi-structured interview guide...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Karin Hugelius, Annsofie Adolfsson, Per Örtenwall, Mervyn Gifford
BACKGROUND: In November 2013, the Haiyan typhoon hit parts of the Philippines. The typhoon caused severe damage to the medical facilities and many injuries and deaths. Health professionals have a crucial role in the immediate disaster response system, but knowledge of their experiences of working during and in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster is limited. Aim The aim of this study was to explore health professionals' experiences of working during and in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster...
January 3, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Lilian Machado Torres, Ruth Natalia Teresa Turrini, Miriam Aparecida Barbosa Merighi
AIM: To explore the individual experience of being readmitted for SSI resulting from orthopedic surgery. BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection has been a cause of concern worldwide and contributes to the greatest number of hospital readmission occurrences. Health professionals must understand the meaning of these readmissions for the individual, as an understanding of these exclusive experiences improve the quality of surgical care. DESIGN: Qualitative research based on the existential phenomenology of Martin Heidegger...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Christine Yvonne Denhup
In spite of growing bereavement literature, the meaning of the lived experience of parental bereavement is not well understood. This article presents selected findings from a Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenological study which aimed to describe the lived experience of bereaved parents who experienced the death of a child due to cancer. Conversational interviews were conducted with six parents who experienced the death of a young child due to cancer at least one year prior to participation. The nature of parental bereavement was revealed to be a new state of being into which parents enter immediately after the death of a child and which has no end point...
February 2017: Omega
Margareth Kristoffersen, Febe Friberg
BACKGROUND: Why nurses remain in the profession is a complex question. However, strong values can be grounds for their remaining, meaning nurses evaluate the qualitative worth of different desires and distinguish between senses of what is a good life. RESEARCH QUESTION: The overall aim is to explore and argue the relevance of strong evaluations for remaining in the nursing profession. RESEARCH DESIGN: This theoretical article based on a hermeneutical approach introduces the concept strong evaluations as described by the Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor and provides examples of nurses' experiences in everyday nursing care drawn from a Norwegian empirical study...
January 1, 2016: Nursing Ethics
Janice Gullick, Susan Monaro, Glenn Stewart
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: In this paper, we interpret the spatio-temporal experience of people with end-stage kidney disease and their families in the first months of haemodialysis. BACKGROUND: While dialysis is the mainstay of end-stage kidney disease management, the actual initiation of treatment is often unexpected by people and families. Poor biopsychosocial preparation means haemodialysis commencement is experienced as a crisis. While previous phenomenological studies suggest that over time, a habitual incorporation of dialysis into one's self concept is possible, the spatio-temporal experience of people new to haemodialysis is not well-understood...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
A Stensgaard, C Bindslev-Jensen, D Nielsen
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: to explore and better understand the impact that peanut allergy can have on family experiences in everyday life through interviews with individual family members. BACKGROUND: Peanut allergy affects adolescents' quality of life through the need to avoid eating peanut-containing food and the risk of anaphylaxis. Adolescence is a period of increasing separation from parents and has the highest risk of food fatalities. DESIGN: A qualitative interview study taking a phenomenological-hermeneutic approach...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Sidona-Valentina Bala, Karin Samuelson, Peter Hagell, Bengt Fridlund, Kristina Forslind, Björn Svensson, Bibbi Thomé
AIM AND OBJECTIVE: To describe and understand the meaning of living with persistent rheumatoid arthritis (RA). BACKGROUND: A considerable number of patients with RA live with an ongoing active and symptomatic illness despite access to potent anti-rheumatic treatment. There is, however, a lack of knowledge about the meaning of living with this severe long-term illness, defined as persistent RA. DESIGN: A descriptive design based on a hermeneutic phenomenological method was used...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Mahnaz Ghaljeh, Sedigheh Iranmanesh, Nahid Dehghan Nayeri, Batool Tirgari, Behjat Kalantarri
BACKGROUND: End of life (EOL) care is newly established in the Iranian context. Context, in this case, refers to the internal and external manifestation of the nurse values, norms and experiences that are learnt throughout life. AIM: The aim of this study was to explore nurses' experiences of caring for dying patients in Iran. METHODS: A phenomenological hermeneutic approach, influenced by the philosophy of Ricoeur, was used to analyse 10 oncology nurses' experiences of caring for dying persons...
December 2016: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
Andrew Ormsby, Ann Harrington, Sally Borbasi
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the experience of spirituality and spiritual care by military nurses on deployed operations. BACKGROUND: Despite an increasing body of research addressing spirituality in nursing care in a variety of clinical settings, the deployed military nursing context remains poorly understood. DESIGN: A qualitative, philosophical hermeneutic design. METHOD: Ten Australian military nurses were interviewed about their experiences of spirituality and spiritual care while on deployed operations...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Dora M Hernández-Holguín, Isabel C Sánchez, Esteban Páez, Erika Maria Montoya-Vásquez
Research on young people has increasingly focused on dynamic and comprehensive approaches rather than merely behavior and psychopathology. Such studies help shed light on personal development in adolescents and the role of resilience for them from their own perspective, that is, young people facing a complex world of risks, opportunities, and omnipresent violence. A qualitative study was performed with a hermeneutic focus; 48 in-depth interviews were performed, analyzed with tools from the three-stage framework (descriptive, analytic, and interpretative)...
November 1, 2016: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
Eugenia Darmi, Thalia Bellali, Irini Papazoglou, Ioanna Karamitri, Danai Papadatou
INTRODUCTION: children who are diagnosed with psychosis often rely on their parents for prolonged care. The impact of such care is partially understood since most studies use quantitative methods and preexisting theoretical frameworks that limit their investigation to emotional burden, and emotional responses. AIM: Explore the parents' lived experience of caring for a child with psychosis. METHOD: A hermeneutic phenomenological design was used with a sample of 16 parents of children with psychotic disorders who were hospitalized or attended the outpatient clinic of a large psychiatric Greek hospital...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Katie A Chargualaf, Alice M Tse
PROBLEM: Transitions in nursing have consistently been described as complex and stressful. While the literature is replete with studies investigating role transitions in civilian healthcare settings, there is no known research that explores the role transition of experienced nurses who move from civilian to military nursing practice. Using nurses in the U.S. Air Force as an exemplar, this study serves as a starting point to understand the transition process and challenges likely encountered by nurses new to the military...
December 12, 2016: Nursing Forum
Stijn De Baets, Marieke Vanhalst, Marieke Coussens, Lies Rombaut, Fransiska Malfait, Geert Van Hove, Patrick Calders, Guy Vanderstraeten, Dominique van de Velde
BACKGROUND: The consequences of the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome hypermobility type (EDS-HT) affect many aspects of daily life. "Living with limitations" is a central theme in the life of patients affected by this heritable disorder of connective tissue. The aim of the present study was to explore the lived experiences of women with EDS-HT concerning diagnosis, influence on daily life and becoming and being a mother. METHOD: A phenomenological-hermeneutical study, using in-depth interviews...
January 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
Anna Wald
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January 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Stephen M Padgett
Three early papers by Janice Thompson-Practical Discourse, Critical Scholarship, and Hermeneutic Inquiry-are examined in reference to the historical context of the time (1985-1990), and implications for current scholarship. Hermeneutic philosophy has been neglected in recent years, overshadowed by its weaker cousin phenomenology. I argue that renewed attention to hermeneutics would help us focus on the "situatedness" of nursing scholars, the class politics of academia, and a better balance in interpretative work between faith and suspicion...
December 6, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
Wivi-Ann Tingvoll, Torill Sæterstrand, Leon Mendel McClusky
BACKGROUND: The local municipality, whose management style is largely inspired by the New Public Management (NPM) model, has administrative responsibilities for primary health care in Norway. Those responsible for health care at the local level often find themselves torn between their professional responsibilities and the municipality's market-oriented funding system. The introduction of the new health care reform process known as the Coordination Reform in January 2012 prioritises primary health care while simultaneously promoting a more collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to health care...
2016: BMC Nursing
Kristin Berre Ørjasæter, Ottar Ness
In this article, we explore what enables meaningful participation in a music and theater workshop from a first person's perspective of people with mental health problems. The study uses a hermeneutical-phenomenological approach. Data were collected from qualitative in-depth interviews with 12 participants in a music and theater workshop located in a Norwegian mental health hospital. Data were analyzed through thematic analysis. Two overarching themes were identified: (a) room for dignity and (b) a creative arena This study indicates that to enable participation for people with long-term mental health problems, it is important to facilitate activities that are flexible, person centered, and resource oriented, in which participants have the possibility to participate regardless of symptoms, functional ability, or whether they are hospitalized...
November 28, 2016: Qualitative Health Research
Magdalena Ohaja, Jo Murphy-Lawless
BACKGROUND: Despite the promotion of hospital-based maternity care as the safest option, for less developed countries, many women particularly those in the rural areas continue to patronise indigenous midwives or traditional birth attendants. Little is known about traditional birth attendants' perspectives regarding their pregnancy and birth practices. AIM: To explore traditional birth attendants' discourses of their pregnancy and birthing practices in southeast Nigeria...
November 23, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
Eva Biringer, Larry Davidson, Bengt Sundfør, Torleif Ruud, Marit Borg
BACKGROUND: Recovery can be understood as a subjective process guided by personal expectations, goals and hopes. The aim of the study was to explore how persons using a Community Mental Health Centre (CMHC) experienced that their expectations for treatment, and goals and hopes for recovery were supported by the health professionals during treatment. METHODS: Employing a hermeneutic-phenomenological approach, eight service users were interviewed about their expectations for treatment and their goals and hopes for recovery at the start of their contact with health professionals at a CMHC...
November 25, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
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