The Lived Experience of Iranian Caregivers of Comatose Patients

Shokati Ahmadabad, Mostafa. and Hasani, Parkhideh. and Manoochehri, Hoomaan. (2012) The Lived Experience of Iranian Caregivers of Comatose Patients. LIFE SCIENCE JOURNAL-ACTA ZHENGZHOU UNIVERSITY OVERSEAS EDITION, 9 (3). pp. 1656-1662.


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It was to examine the lived experience of caregivers of comatose patients. Van Manen's conception of hermeneutic phenomenology with convenience or purposeful sampling of nurses and family members of teaching hospitals was used in Tehran in 2011. The data were collected through interviews. The gathered data were analyzed using Van Manen's phenomenology. The participants were 5 males and 5 females and working in critical care units between 6 and 23 years. 19 essential subthemes were elicited, were classified into 2 themes: Holistic care and Caregiver's characteristics. Therefore, caring experience of comatose patient was scientifically defined: Caring for a Comatose Patient is a holistic care that depends on caregiver's Characteristics. The trustworthiness of sub themes and themes were achieved in our study. Conclusion: Our findings will enable nurses to know what patients have experienced in coma, to give greater insight to what is the issue of being faced by the caregiver, to enhance insight can lead to improved practice through more sensitive relationship with the patients and more focused assessment of their needs, to achieve and create an assessment tool based on the findings of our study; it seems that the results can be used in this regard. Shokati A M, Hasani P, Manoochehri H, Esmaili Vardanjani SA. The Lived Experience of Iranian Caregivers of Comatose Patients. Life Sci J 2012;9(3):1656-1662] (ISSN: 1097-8135). 241

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: coma; qualitative research; lived experience; Van Manen; hermeneutic phenomenology
Subjects: WY Nursing
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department
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Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 08:52
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