Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291496
Title:
Creating meaning: The birthmother's experience with adoption
Author:
Paine, Mary Sharman, 1950-
Issue Date:
1990
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:
Grounded theory methodology was used to describe the perceptions of five birthmothers relating to the surrender of their children for adoption. Data analysis revealed a process whereby birthmothers create patterning in their lives that encompass the major concepts of Hurting, Healing, and Creating Meaning. The phenomena of 'Creating Meaning' began for each woman with the surrender of their child for adoption. Following the surrender, periods of hurting were experienced by each birthmother. The continuation of life events led each woman to also experience healing interludes. As interactions with important others, themselves, and the environment evolved, an increasing awareness of the overall impact of the surrender emerged for each birthmother. This research represents initial work in an area with limited previous knowledge and delineates a first step in the discovery of the process used by birthmothers in creating meaning in their lives after the surrender of a child for adoption.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Jones, Elaine B.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleCreating meaning: The birthmother's experience with adoptionen_US
dc.creatorPaine, Mary Sharman, 1950-en_US
dc.contributor.authorPaine, Mary Sharman, 1950-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_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.abstractGrounded theory methodology was used to describe the perceptions of five birthmothers relating to the surrender of their children for adoption. Data analysis revealed a process whereby birthmothers create patterning in their lives that encompass the major concepts of Hurting, Healing, and Creating Meaning. The phenomena of 'Creating Meaning' began for each woman with the surrender of their child for adoption. Following the surrender, periods of hurting were experienced by each birthmother. The continuation of life events led each woman to also experience healing interludes. As interactions with important others, themselves, and the environment evolved, an increasing awareness of the overall impact of the surrender emerged for each birthmother. This research represents initial work in an area with limited previous knowledge and delineates a first step in the discovery of the process used by birthmothers in creating meaning in their lives after the surrender of a child for adoption.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.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.advisorJones, Elaine B.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1341232en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26330854en_US
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