From isolation to action: Selected mothers of gay men with HIV/AIDS create new meaning from their experience

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Title:
From isolation to action: Selected mothers of gay men with HIV/AIDS create new meaning from their experience
Author:
Gillette, Suzanne Cooper, 1942-
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:
The overall objective of this study was to explore the experience of mothers of gay men with HIV/AIDS. Using grounded theory methods, a basic social process (BSP) of Creating New Meaning was discovered. Open-ended interviews were conducted with seven Mothers of eight gay sons with HIV/AIDS. Creating New Meaning, and core category, has three subcategories: (1) Reacting, with the properties of shock, isolation and hovering; (2) Rebuilding, with the properties of coming to terms with homosexuality, learning to live with AIDS finding social support, and forming a new relationship with son; and (3) Taking Action, with the properties of facing stigma, providing care, grieving, and speaking out. Implications derived from the data were that the BSP for these mothers culminates in Taking Action, particularly speaking out to change society's response to AIDS. Nurses may be able to play a role in the changes advocated by these mothers.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Women's Studies.; Health Sciences, Nursing.; Health Sciences, Public Health.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Phillips, Linda R.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleFrom isolation to action: Selected mothers of gay men with HIV/AIDS create new meaning from their experienceen_US
dc.creatorGillette, Suzanne Cooper, 1942-en_US
dc.contributor.authorGillette, Suzanne Cooper, 1942-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.abstractThe overall objective of this study was to explore the experience of mothers of gay men with HIV/AIDS. Using grounded theory methods, a basic social process (BSP) of Creating New Meaning was discovered. Open-ended interviews were conducted with seven Mothers of eight gay sons with HIV/AIDS. Creating New Meaning, and core category, has three subcategories: (1) Reacting, with the properties of shock, isolation and hovering; (2) Rebuilding, with the properties of coming to terms with homosexuality, learning to live with AIDS finding social support, and forming a new relationship with son; and (3) Taking Action, with the properties of facing stigma, providing care, grieving, and speaking out. Implications derived from the data were that the BSP for these mothers culminates in Taking Action, particularly speaking out to change society's response to AIDS. Nurses may be able to play a role in the changes advocated by these mothers.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectWomen's Studies.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Public Health.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.advisorPhillips, Linda R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1342654en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26592356en_US
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