The Resource Older adults' perception of feeling safe in an intensive care unit, by Rita Sue Lasiter, (electronic resource)

Older adults' perception of feeling safe in an intensive care unit, by Rita Sue Lasiter, (electronic resource)

Label
Older adults' perception of feeling safe in an intensive care unit
Title
Older adults' perception of feeling safe in an intensive care unit
Statement of responsibility
by Rita Sue Lasiter
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
People whose lives have been threatened by critical health events have recounted situations in which feeling safe was central to their recovery. However, feeling safe during critical health events for adults age 65 and older has not been explored. The purpose of this study was to increase understanding of feeling safe by developing a substantive grounded theory of feeling safe for older adults who unexpectedly suffered a critical health event and were admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). Ten older adults who received care in an ICU were interviewed to explore their experiences of feeling safe in an ICU. Data analysis was carried out as interviews were conducted until all identified categories were developed. A substantive grounded theory of feeling safe was constructed using categories that emerged from the study data. Four main categories, (a) proximity, (b) oversight, (c) predictability, and (d) initiative, were identified as requisite to interaction with nurses. Participants' interaction and expectation of interaction with ICU nurses was essential to their perception of feeling safe in ICUs. Findings of this study are relevant to nursing care of patients in ICUs and structural design of ICUs. Practicing nurses can utilize the knowledge gained through this research to examine their own practice and make changes, if necessary, to promote the perception of feeling safe for older adults during an unexpected ICU admission. Further study is needed to explore other populations who are likely to experience an unexpected critical health event and receive care in an intensive care unit
Cataloging source
MMU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lasiter, Rita Sue
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation year
2008.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Aud, Myra A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Intensive care nursing
  • Critical care medicine
  • Medical care surveys
  • Nurse-Patient Relations
  • Safety
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Aged
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Intensive Care Units
Target audience
specialized
Label
Older adults' perception of feeling safe in an intensive care unit, by Rita Sue Lasiter, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Vita
  • "December 2008"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
423692403
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)423692403
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Older adults' perception of feeling safe in an intensive care unit, by Rita Sue Lasiter, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Vita
  • "December 2008"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
423692403
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)423692403
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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