Integrating the experience of institutionalization: Subjective perceptions of nursing home residents

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Title:
Integrating the experience of institutionalization: Subjective perceptions of nursing home residents
Author:
Semino, Semira, 1964-
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 purpose of this exploratory study, using grounded theory methodology, was to investigate the impact of institutionalization on the elderly nursing home resident's sense of connectedness with valued attachments. The five female subjects who participated in the study ranged in age from 76 to 92 years. Their lengths of stay at the facility ranged from two months to three years and six months. Data collection and analysis involved interviewing the subjects and comparing and contrasting their responses. This resulted in the identification of a core process labeled Integrating the Experience of Institutionalization. This core process incorporated the subjects' cognitive appraisal of conditions and contingencies related to their past and present lives and involved coping strategies and consequences. The findings of this study were viewed from a developmental perspective in light of the universal need of the elderly individual for integration. This study has implications for nursing research, education and practice.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Mental Health.; Gerontology.; Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Badger, Terry

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleIntegrating the experience of institutionalization: Subjective perceptions of nursing home residentsen_US
dc.creatorSemino, Semira, 1964-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSemino, Semira, 1964-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 purpose of this exploratory study, using grounded theory methodology, was to investigate the impact of institutionalization on the elderly nursing home resident's sense of connectedness with valued attachments. The five female subjects who participated in the study ranged in age from 76 to 92 years. Their lengths of stay at the facility ranged from two months to three years and six months. Data collection and analysis involved interviewing the subjects and comparing and contrasting their responses. This resulted in the identification of a core process labeled Integrating the Experience of Institutionalization. This core process incorporated the subjects' cognitive appraisal of conditions and contingencies related to their past and present lives and involved coping strategies and consequences. The findings of this study were viewed from a developmental perspective in light of the universal need of the elderly individual for integration. This study has implications for nursing research, education and practice.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Mental Health.en_US
dc.subjectGerontology.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.advisorBadger, Terryen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1342986en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b2662333xen_US
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