Hsuan-ju, Huang graduated with a Master’s degree from the nursing department of the College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University in January 2014. I major in elderly nursing. From September1998 to January 2002 got bachelor of nursing of Fooyin University. I possess fourteen years of extensive experience ranging from Nursing staff to Nursing leader at Chi-Mei Hospital. Work that I am interested in oneself is always full of cordiality, once determine to participate in any affairs, it is sure to go all out. Link up ability to enable me to establish and maintain the good relation among patients well in the now working experience. In my nursing career experience, I strived to provide humane and professional clinical nursing care to those in needs based the practice on up-to-date evidenced based nursing. I am passionate for exploring the solutions to current clinical problems by scientific approach and robust clinical expertise.
The experience of recovery from ambulation disability among discharged elderly patients
Professor Ching-Huey, Chen, the reputed nursing PhD and professorin Taiwan. From January 1992 to August 1995,she received nursing PhD in University of Texas at Austin. From August 1996 to July 2015, she was working in department of Nursing in College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University. During the August 2015 till now, she is working in department of Nursing in Chang Jung Christian University. She’s Research field is including nursing education, elderly health promotion, elderly education and ethical. Her studies was reported in international or internal famous journal magazine, or conference report.
Chronic illness, hospitalization, and functional disability are common health issues among older adults.
This study aims to discover the motivation and recovery of walking ability for the elderly with ambulation disabilities, after being discharged from the hospital.
The study adopted the purposive sampling in an elderly clinic of a medical center in Tainan City to collect data. The inclusion criteria were: 1) age 65 or over; 2) mentally healthy; 3) without surgery during hospitalization; 5) decreasing in walking function during hospitalization and returning home for care; 6) continuing a follow-up in a clinic and walking again within 3 months after returning home. One-on-one interviews were conducted with the subjects who had a walking disability when leaving the hospital but currently recovered, in order to learn about their feels and experience. Both audio and verbatim recordings were used for collecting data. ATLAS.ti was employed for data analysis. There were four interviewees in total, including one male and three females, and their ages are between 73 and 87.
“Mandate of Heaven” is the research result completed in the Taiwanese culture. Based on data collected from interviews with four research participants, this study found that although “mandate of heaven” is the core concept of geriatric patients’ restoration of walking ability, “heaven” does not necessarily mean submissive obedience. Instead, the connotation of “mandate of heaven” consists of “obedience” and “adaptability”. Underlying the principle of geriatric patients’ “mandate of heave”, there are three main concepts: accept current status, do not bother children, and being flexible. It is affected by the factors of preparation, resistance, and assistance. The findings provide the basic concept for further research relevant to the recovery, of walking ability, and of seniors with walking disability discharged from hospital.
The qualitative study can provide primary health care professionals to enhance physical function recovery elders.