Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/277111
Title:
Perceptions of spouses of head injured survivors
Author:
Davis, Nancy Lynn
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This exploratory study was designed to discover the culture of living with a head injured spouse. Using the ethnographic approach, five spouses of head injured survivors were interviewed. Analysis of data yielded five domains of meaning: concerns as a result of role transition, social isolation, loss, future and coping. Two cultural themes emerged as "no one understands" and a "wish list." Implications for nursing practice include increasing awareness of health care professionals regarding perceptions and needs of spouses of head injured survivors.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Head -- Wounds and injuries -- Patients -- Family relationships.; Families.; Adjustment (Psychology); People with mental disabilities -- Family relationships.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Alexander, Mary

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePerceptions of spouses of head injured survivorsen_US
dc.creatorDavis, Nancy Lynnen_US
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Nancy Lynnen_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis exploratory study was designed to discover the culture of living with a head injured spouse. Using the ethnographic approach, five spouses of head injured survivors were interviewed. Analysis of data yielded five domains of meaning: concerns as a result of role transition, social isolation, loss, future and coping. Two cultural themes emerged as "no one understands" and a "wish list." Implications for nursing practice include increasing awareness of health care professionals regarding perceptions and needs of spouses of head injured survivors.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHead -- Wounds and injuries -- Patients -- Family relationships.en_US
dc.subjectFamilies.en_US
dc.subjectAdjustment (Psychology)en_US
dc.subjectPeople with mental disabilities -- Family relationships.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorAlexander, Maryen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1338074en_US
dc.identifier.oclc23135601en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b1757397xen_US
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