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Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)




The purpose of this research was to explore how the residents of the Minnesota veterans Home in Minneapolis perceive communication that takes place between them and care givers for whom English is not the first language. These care givers account for approximately 20% of the direct care qivers at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis. A pilot project using qualitative research and the ethno-nursing method was utilized. Information was gathered through individual interviews. A total of four residents, three age from 65 to 80 years old participated in this pilot project. These participants reflected the male to female ratio in the resident population who live at the Veteran's home. Residents who participated were alert and oriented and were able to reflect on cares provided by ESL care givers and verbalize their experiences. Five themes emerged the study.


SC 11.MAN.2009.Singh.R

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