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dc.contributor.authorRabie, Tinda
dc.contributor.authorWehner, Melanie
dc.contributor.authorKoen, Magdalena P.
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-04T14:05:56Z
dc.date.available2018-09-04T14:05:56Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationRabie, T. et al. 2018. Experiences of partners of professional nurses venting traumatic information. Health SA Gesondheid, 23: Article no a1083. [https://doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1083]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1025-9848
dc.identifier.issn2071-9736 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/30884
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1083
dc.identifier.urihttps://hsag.co.za/index.php/hsag/article/view/1083/pdf
dc.description.abstractBackground: Professional nurses employed in trauma units encounter numerous stressors in their practice environment. They use different strategies to cope with this stress, including venting traumatic information to their partners and other family members. Aims: To describe how partners of professional nurses cope with traumatic information being vented to them. Methods: A qualitative research method with an interpretive descriptive inquiry design was used to explore, interpret and describe the coping experiences of the nurses’ partners. Purposive sampling was used to select a total of 14 partners, but only ten participated in semi-structured interviews. Tesch’s eight steps of open coding were used for data analysis. Results: Four main themes were identified indicating adaptive and maladaptive coping skills, namely partners’ experiences of traumatic information vented to them; partners’ coping activities; reciprocal communication and relationship support between partners and nurses; and resilience of partners to deal with the nursing profession. Conclusion: Partners employed different ways to cope with traumatic information. It was essential for partners and nurses to be supported by nurses’ practice environments and to develop resilience to fulfil reciprocal supportive roles in their relationshipsen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAOSISen_US
dc.subjectPartners of professional nursesen_US
dc.subjectVenting of traumatic informationen_US
dc.subjectResilience to cope with traumatic informationen_US
dc.subjectRelationship supporten_US
dc.titleExperiences of partners of professional nurses venting traumatic informationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10062211 - Koen, Magdalena Petronella
dc.contributor.researchID21202540 - Rabie, Tinda
dc.contributor.researchID23887109 - Wehner, Melanie


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