AuthorDavis, Nancy Lynn
KeywordsHead -- Wounds and injuries -- Patients -- Family relationships.
People with mental disabilities -- Family relationships.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis exploratory study was designed to discover the culture of living with a head injured spouse. Using the ethnographic approach, five spouses of head injured survivors were interviewed. Analysis of data yielded five domains of meaning: concerns as a result of role transition, social isolation, loss, future and coping. Two cultural themes emerged as "no one understands" and a "wish list." Implications for nursing practice include increasing awareness of health care professionals regarding perceptions and needs of spouses of head injured survivors.
Degree ProgramGraduate College