Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)
Susan K Nash
A hip fracture is a devastating injury for an older person, often resulting in long-term or permanent loss of mobility and independence. Although research has been conducted on various aspects of hip fractures, little research has described the experience of a patient with a hip fracture. This phenomenological study explored the lived experience of a patient receiving treatment on an orthopedic unit after a hip fracture. A purposeful sample of two participants who were hospitalized at Saint Mary's Hospital following a hip fracture were interviewed after surgical repair of the fracture. The interviews were analyzed using Giorgi's descriptive phenomenology. The results of this study will provide a better understanding of the experience of the patient with a hip fracture. Orthopedic nurses and nurse managers will use this information to improve patient care.
Kaser, Margaret A., "The Lived Experience of a Patient While Receiving Treatment on an Orthopedic Unit After a Hip Fracture: Integrating Research and Theory to Improve Patient Care" (2008). Theses and Graduate Projects. 594.