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Open Access Lives of Rural Women After Myocardial Infarction La vie des femmes rurales après un infarctus du myocarde

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This study examines the influences of rurality on the lives of women postmyocardial infarction (MI). Using a critical ethnographic approach, the researchers analyze in-depth interviews with 12 women from southwestern Ontario, Canada, for the ways in which their experiences were related to social, political, and cultural forces associated with rurality. Data analysis revealed 4 themes: characterized by a tendency to minimize worry and accept one's life post-MI; or the challenges associated with accessing tertiary care; in managing one's recovery; and with rural health professionals and institutions being highly valued. The findings have relevance for nurses in both rural and urban settings who care for women postMI and form a basis for supporting and building culturally specific post-MI care.

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Cette étude examine les influences de la ruralité sur la vie des femmes qui ont subi un infarctus du myocarde (IM). Utilisant une approche ethnographique critique, les chercheuses ont analysé des entrevues en profondeur réalisées auprès de 12 femmes vivant dans le Sud-Ouest de l'Ontario, au Canada. Ces entrevues visaient à identifier les liens entre l'expérience de ces femmes et les forces sociales, politiques et culturelles associées à la ruralité. L'analyse des données a révélé quatre thèmes : la réticence, caractérisée par une tendance à minimiser l'inquiétude et à accepter la vie après un IM; le jeu d'aiguillage vers d'autres services, ou les défis associés à l'identification des soins tertiaires; l' esprit d'initiative relativement à la gestion de leur propre convalescence; et les relations, dans le cadre desquelles les professionnels et les établissements de santé ruraux prennent une grande valeur. Les résultats offrent de l'information pertinente pour les infirmières œuvrant en milieux ruraux et urbains, et au chevet de femmes survivantes d'un IM, tout en jetant une base pour l'élaboration et le maintien de soins postIM culturellement appropriés.

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Keywords: CRITICAL ETHNOGRAPHY; MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; RURAL; WOMEN

Language: French

Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: 2005-01-01

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