Event Title

Managing Processes Used by Families during the Chronic Illness Experience

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

18-4-2016 2:00 PM

End Date

18-4-2016 3:30 PM

Student's Major

School of Nursing

Student's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Mentor's Name

Norma Krumwiede

Mentor's Department

School of Nursing

Mentor's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Description

Since nursing is the diagnosis and treatment of actual or potential responses to illness or injury and the family is the identified client, then knowledge development in the emerging field of family nursing must focus on the whole of the family health experience. This is of particular significance when the family is dealing with chronic illness over time; family perception is an important element in family stress management. The influences of chronic illnesses on the needs of families in the changing healthcare environment. Numerous studies have reported the impact of chronic illness on the individuals and to a lesser extent, families. The purpose of this study was to identify family managing processes when experiencing a chronic illness. The research question was: How do families manage as they engage within the chronic illness experience? Strauss & Corbin’s grounded theory paradigm model was used to analyze archived data from nine family interview transcripts. Findings revealed the causal conditions of ongoing changes and shifting emotions. The emerging phenomenon of the importance of managing the engagement of the family to respond to the chronic illness experience. Barriers to family management included, family secrets, avoidance of illness, and denial of impending changes related to chronic illness experience. Facilitating conditions included redefining roles in order to manage the illnesses, having strong support systems. The clinical relevance of the study leads to family balancing regarding competing demands and level of stress, family preparedness related to capacity for adaptation, and family response to changing roles and responsibility.

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Managing Processes Used by Families during the Chronic Illness Experience

CSU Ballroom

Since nursing is the diagnosis and treatment of actual or potential responses to illness or injury and the family is the identified client, then knowledge development in the emerging field of family nursing must focus on the whole of the family health experience. This is of particular significance when the family is dealing with chronic illness over time; family perception is an important element in family stress management. The influences of chronic illnesses on the needs of families in the changing healthcare environment. Numerous studies have reported the impact of chronic illness on the individuals and to a lesser extent, families. The purpose of this study was to identify family managing processes when experiencing a chronic illness. The research question was: How do families manage as they engage within the chronic illness experience? Strauss & Corbin’s grounded theory paradigm model was used to analyze archived data from nine family interview transcripts. Findings revealed the causal conditions of ongoing changes and shifting emotions. The emerging phenomenon of the importance of managing the engagement of the family to respond to the chronic illness experience. Barriers to family management included, family secrets, avoidance of illness, and denial of impending changes related to chronic illness experience. Facilitating conditions included redefining roles in order to manage the illnesses, having strong support systems. The clinical relevance of the study leads to family balancing regarding competing demands and level of stress, family preparedness related to capacity for adaptation, and family response to changing roles and responsibility.

Recommended Citation

Gwilt, Rhianna. "Managing Processes Used by Families during the Chronic Illness Experience." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 18, 2016.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2016/poster-session-B/20