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Margaret Moore-Nadler, Clista Clanton, Linda Roussel
Utilizing a hermeneutic philosophical approach, the researchers explored the perceptions and experiences of people who are homeless in Mobile, Alabama, receiving health care and interacting with health care providers. Using the voice of the participants, discussions among the researchers, and supporting literature reinforcing key concepts, a framework was created illustrating the lived experience. The following themes were identified: social determinants of health, compromised systems, professionalism, dehumanization, engagement, and downward trajectory...
July 5, 2019: Qualitative Health Research
Treena Orchard, Angela Murie, Katherine Salter, Holli-Lynn Elash, Mary Bunch, Cathy Middleton, Cecilia Benoit
There is an abundance of health research with women in street-based sex work, but few studies examine what health means and how it is practiced by participants. We embrace these tasks by exploring how a convenience sample of sex workers ( n = 33) think about and enact health in their lives. Findings reveal pluralistic notions of health that include neoliberal, biomedical, and lay knowledge. Health is operationalized through clinic/hospital visits and self-care practices, which emerge as pragmatic behaviors and ways to resist or compensate for exclusionary treatment in health care systems...
June 19, 2019: Qualitative Health Research
Katherine Kenny, Alex Broom, Emma Kirby, John L Oliffe, David Wyld, Zarnie Lwin
Men are increasingly participating, and acknowledging their roles, as informal carers . Yet, there has been comparatively little exploration of their experiences therein, especially within the context of cancer care. Here, drawing on semi-structured qualitative interviews with 16 Australian male carers for a relative with cancer, and using constructivist grounded theory, we explore their experiences of informal caring. Our analysis highlights a series of tensions, including the following: the meanings and practicalities of care provision including notions of reciprocity, duty, autonomy, and interdependence; the discomforts of dependency and vulnerability; and the complicated moralities that inflect "caring well...
June 19, 2019: Qualitative Health Research
Thomas Mills, Rebecca Lawton, Laura Sheard
This article presents a process evaluation of the implementation and refinement of a patient experience toolkit (PET) by action researchers in six hospital wards in the English National Health Service (NHS). An initial assumption that health care professionals (HCPs) would use PET to improve patient experience proved unrealistic due to staff and service pressures. However, the action researchers' facilitation of PET and their support during the implementation of quality improvement efforts filled in for HCPs' lack of time...
June 16, 2019: Qualitative Health Research
Linda Sellin, Tomas Kumlin, Tuula Wallsten, Lena Wiklund Gustin
Research considering the basis for mental health nurses wanting to enable recovery among people who suffer from suicidal behavior is sparse. The aim of this study is to explore and evaluate how a new recovery-oriented caring approach (ROCA) was experienced by a suicidal patient in a context of close relatives and nurses. A single-case study with a qual-quan mixed-method design was chosen. Participants were recruited from a psychiatric clinic in Sweden and consisted of one patient, one close relative to the patient, and three nurses...
June 16, 2019: Qualitative Health Research
Carla Ginn, Karen M Benzies
Transitioning from pregnancy to parenthood is particularly challenging for women living with low income and experiencing social isolation, mental illness, addiction, and/or family violence. The purpose of this qualitative study was to evaluate one component of Welcome to Parenthood, a two-generation multiple intervention program including neuroscience-based parenting education, kin and non-kin mentorship, and an engagement tool (baby kit). From late pregnancy to 2 months postpartum, mentors kept a journal regarding their experiences of mentoring mothers experiencing vulnerability...
June 16, 2019: Qualitative Health Research
Julie Gardenhire, Natira Mullet, Stephen Fife
Individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) often experience poor mental and emotional well-being, which negatively affect their quality of life. Optimism is a protective factor which has been shown to promote resiliency, reduce distress in health crises, and protect against the effects of negative mental health outcomes. The current article utilized grounded theory methodology to examine personal accounts ( N = 85) detailing how individuals were able to cultivate optimism despite challenges presented by PD. The grounded theory indicated that a process occurs in which individuals with PD move through the following five phases on their journey toward optimism: (a) diagnosis, (b) initial reactions, (c) adjustment, (d) acceptance, and (e) living with optimism...
June 10, 2019: Qualitative Health Research
Ciara Joyce, Pete Greasley, Ste Weatherhead, Karen Seal
In this study, we undertook a narrative analysis of participants' long-term lived experience of eating disorders and specialist service provision. Eight participants were recruited with service experience across five National Health Service (NHS) Trusts in the United Kingdom. All participants had a minimum of 10 years self-reported experience living with an eating disorder. The data are presented across different temporal stages that demonstrate the development of participants' self-construct in relation to their first contact with specialist services, what had happened in their lives for this to become necessary, and their current relationships with services, before exploring what participants need from services to help them feel heard going forward...
June 5, 2019: Qualitative Health Research
William V Massey, Toni L Williams
The purpose of this study was to critically examine the qualitative research on childhood trauma survivors' experiences of sporting activities. A comprehensive search of health and social science databases, manual journal searches, and contact with experts yielded 7,395 records. Full-text screening resulted in a final sample of 16 studies. Meta-study methodology was used as a diagnostic tool to rigorously analyze the theory, methods, and findings of the included studies. Studies with explicit connections between philosophy, theory, and methodology resulted in a more robust and critical contribution to the literature...
June 3, 2019: Qualitative Health Research
Christine Rowland, Lauren Walsh, Rebecca Harrop, Bibhas Roy, Suzanne M Skevington
The NHS routinely evaluates the quality of life of patients receiving hip or knee replacement surgery using patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), but some hospital completion rates are only 30%, restricting data usefulness. Statistics limit insights into how and why data are missing, so qualitative methods were used to explore this issue. Observation periods preceded semistructured interviews with 34 preoperative patients attending an orthopedic outpatient clinic. Interview themes covered: completion time/timing, orientation, setting, measures, and practicalities...
June 3, 2019: Qualitative Health Research
Charles Cornford, Lorraine Fraser, Nat Wright
Deep vein thromboses (DVTs) are common sequelae of injecting drugs into the groin. We explored meanings and experiences of DVTs in a group of 19 patients from the North East of England with a DVT and in treatment for opioid use. We report three themes: (a) DVT meaning making, (b) embodied experience, and (c) Stigma. Patients attributed DVTs to groin injecting, though thought other factors were also partially responsible. Medication performed both treatment and preventive functions. The most pertinent worry was amputation...
May 29, 2019: Qualitative Health Research
Michal Mahat-Shamir, Yaira Hamama-Raz, Ronit D Leichtentritt
The view of the body in sociological, psychological, and gender studies may be broadly summarized to three metaphors: (a) the body as a machine, (b) the body as Self, and (c) the body as sacred and sanctified entity. Each of these philosophical views has an impact on organ donation. The current study aimed at revealing body perception of bereaved Israeli parents who agreed to donate organs of their deceased child. A deductive and inductive thematic analysis captured an ongoing perceptual change that bereaved donor parents experienced in their view of the child's body...
May 29, 2019: Qualitative Health Research
Mitchell Allen
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July 2019: Qualitative Health Research
Elenice Maria Cecchetti Vaz, Neusa Collet, Emília Gallindo Cursino, Franklin Dellano Soares Forte, Nathanielly Cristina Carvalho de Brito Santos, Gabriel Pereira Reichert, Vanessa Medeiros da Nóbrega, Altamira Pereira da Silva Reichert
The coordination of primary care is pivotal to the management of chronic conditions. However, current systems may not be as efficient or effective as one would hope. This article addresses to the managers and health teams in the primary care setting and their challenges regarding children and adolescents with chronic conditions in Brazil. A qualitative study was conducted with 26 primary care professionals and managers using thematic content analysis. The results showed a scarcity of specialists for referrals and a lack of professional training for dealing with this specific group of patients...
May 15, 2019: Qualitative Health Research
Sacha Kendall, Stacey Lighton, Juanita Sherwood, Eileen Baldry, Elizabeth Sullivan
While there has been extensive research on the health and social and emotional well-being (SEWB) of Aboriginal women in prison, there are few qualitative studies where incarcerated Aboriginal women have been directly asked about their health, SEWB, and health care experiences. Using an Indigenous research methodology and SEWB framework, this article presents the findings of 43 interviews with incarcerated Aboriginal women in New South Wales, Australia. Drawing on the interviews, we found that Aboriginal women have holistic conceptualizations of their health and SEWB that intersect with the SEWB of family and community...
May 13, 2019: Qualitative Health Research
Kate Hinds, Katy Sutcliffe
In this article, we examine the arguments made by authors of published academic articles concerning the debates surrounding chronic Lyme disease (CLD). CLD is an example of a contested condition and shares problems of legitimacy with other medically unexplained conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome. We use a critical discourse analysis (CDA) approach to understand the arguments of the authors to establish the legitimacy, or not, of a CLD diagnosis. This enabled us to make sense of the nature of the stalemate between patient groups and advocates of the medical establishment, as performed by authors of academic articles...
May 13, 2019: Qualitative Health Research
Henrietta Trip, Lisa Whitehead, Marie Crowe, Brigit Mirfin-Veitch, Chris Daffue
Life expectancy is increasing for people with intellectual disability, many of whom live with family. While there has been research about aging and future planning, there is limited evidence about the characteristics of the caregiving relationship. The aim of this study was to examine perspectives of caregiving for older people with intellectual disability and their family. A constructivist grounded theory approach was used, and 19 people with intellectual disability and 28 family members were interviewed. Caregiving was informed by transitions across the life course...
May 8, 2019: Qualitative Health Research
Kirsten A Riggan, Richard R Sharp, Megan Allyse
The application of gene editing technologies to prevent or mitigate genetic disease in humans is considered one of its most promising applications. However, as the technology advances, it is imperative to understand the views of the broader public on how it should be used. We conducted focus groups to understand public views on the ethical permissibility and governance of gene editing technologies in humans. A total of 50 urban and semirural residents in the upper Midwest took part in six focus groups. Participants expressed multiple concerns about nonmedical uses of gene editing and its potential for unknown harms to human health, and were divided as to whether the individual patient or "medical experts" should be charged with overseeing the scope of its application...
May 5, 2019: Qualitative Health Research
Gillie Gabay
Patient trust is positively related to health outcomes, but there remain barriers to patient trust in physicians. This narrative study analyzed patient experiences and highlights barriers to patient trust underlying communication with physicians in acute care. Snowball sampling was used. Informants were 12 participants, in poor physical health, upon discharge from a 3-week hospitalization in an acute-care setting at an Israeli public general hospital. Two narrative interviews were conducted with each participant upon and after discharge...
May 1, 2019: Qualitative Health Research
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May 2019: Qualitative Health Research
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