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作者 Weaver, Karen Edith
書名 Nursing students' lived experience with intimate partner abuse of women by male partners: A critical-feminist hermeneutic study
國際標準書號 9780493092294
book jacket
說明 398 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 62-01, Section: B, page: 0167
Adviser: Alice Demi
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Georgia State University, 2001
Each year millions of women in the United States are abused by intimate partners, which often results in acute and chronic physical and mental health problems requiring treatment. However, abused women who seek healthcare report a perceived lack of knowledge, caring, and compassion on the part of healthcare professionals and rate the healthcare system as their least beneficial resource
The purpose of this study was to discover the meanings intimate partner abuse of women (IPAW) has for nursing students that brings them, as nurses, to interact with abused women in certain ways. Twenty-two nursing students were interviewed regarding their experiences with IPAW, their beliefs and attitudes toward caring for abused women, and their opinions on how nursing education can prepare nurses to "be-with" abused women. A hermeneutic interpretive method (Diekelmann & Allen, 1989) and a critical-feminist lens were used for data analysis and interpretation. Methodological rigor was established through the trustworthiness and authenticity criteria (Guba & Lincoln, 1989; Lincoln & Guba, 1985)
One constitutive pattern, Living the Paradoxical Patterns of Relating: Walking the Thin Line and five patterns, Enabling and Limiting, Connecting and Separating, Revealing and Concealing, Role of the Nurse, and Role of Nursing Education emerged from interpretation of the data. These patterns were supported by many themes and subthemes. The study findings revealed that nursing students had experiences with IPAW as they told stories of 65 women they knew who were abused. The participants' understandings of IPAW reflected that they had misconceptions, conflicts, and confusion surrounding the phenomenon and that some accepted societal myths, stereotypes, and prejudices that support IPAW. They also had definite ideas on nursing care for abused women and ways nursing education could prepare nurses to work with women who experience intimate violence
Findings from this study can be used by nurse educators to develop curricular offerings and educational programs with an intention toward building a foundation for more sensitive and responsive nursing care of women experiencing intimate partner abuse. Recommendations for nursing research, education, and practice are provided
School code: 0079
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 62-01B
主題 Health Sciences, Nursing
Health Sciences, Public Health
Alt Author Georgia State University
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