The lived experience of ruptured aortic aneurysm in adults

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dc.contributor.advisor Malone, Judy Ann en_US Sanborn, Kathryn L. en_US 2011-06-03T19:37:26Z 2011-06-03T19:37:26Z 1996 en_US 1996
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1996 .S25 en_US
dc.description.abstract The experience of living through an unexpected, life-threatening cardiovascular surgery can be a profound. This study examined the experience of 4 men who had survived ruptured aortic aneurysm using a phenomenological research design.Audio-taped interviews were analyzed for common themes and patterns. Two strong, opposing constitutive patterns were found. The patterns the data conveyed were: 1) fear as a response to overwhelming pain and clouded perceptions, and 2) gratitude for recovery in an atmosphere of caring support.This study was significant in beginning to bring to understanding the phenomenon of surviving major, unexpected cardiovascular surgical trauma. It is recommended that health care providers be more attentive to similar patients' experiences and listen to how their lives have changed as a result of their experiences.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Nursing
dc.format.extent iv, 77 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Heart -- Surgery -- Patients. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Heart -- Surgery -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Post-traumatic stress disorder. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Phenomenology. en_US
dc.title The lived experience of ruptured aortic aneurysm in adults en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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