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  1. Family response to difficult hospitalizations : the phenomenon of'working through.

    Article - En anglais

    This paper describes the process and outcomes of a project to learn about qualitative research methods.

    A small study of family participation in decision-making was conducted with 7 family members who were interviewed after an inter-unit patient transfer.

    The data analysis used strategies derived from grounded theory, family life-cycle framework and storytelling.

    The interviews indicated respondents'concerns about the patient, their efforts to balance their lives during a time of disarray and their sorting through crises in their lives (working through'). Working through'discourse has identifiable features, including :

    • linking the past, present and future ;

    • refrains ;

    • rhetorical questions ;

    • and self-talk.

    Clinicians should encourage the'working through'process by family during the hospitalization of a family member.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Hospitalisation, Perception sociale, Participation, Milieu familial, Prise décision, Infirmier, Pratique professionnelle, Evaluation, Analyse qualitative, Homme, Entretien, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Personnel sanitaire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospitalization, Social perception, Participation, Family environment, Decision making, Nurse, Professional practice, Evaluation, Qualitative analysis, Human, Interview, Canada, North America, America, Health staff

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0331100

    Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 16/11/1999.