Methods: The descriptive–interpretive lens of phenomenology was employed to explore and
illuminate the isolation experience of critically ill Muslim patients). Semi-structured, face-to face, audiotaped interviews were conducted . Colaizzi’s method of data analysis, in combination with an interpretive analysis supported by van Manen’s “lifeworld constituents” were
Results: Data analysis revealed four themes: Feeling isolated and imprisoned; losing basic
patients’ rights; feeling rejected by healthcare providers; and accepting isolation and its
adversity. Findings were illuminated by applying van Manen’s lifeworld constituents: spatiality, temporality, relationality and corporeality. The patients described the overwhelming
impact of isolation on their physical, emotional, social and spiritual health.
Conclusions: This study provides healthcare providers with an in-depth understanding of
critically ill patients’ physical, psychological and spiritual needs. Although the unique needs of
Muslim patients are highlighted, it is evident that patients’ suffering in isolation is universal.
Healthcare providers are encouraged to consider creative measures to support and help
patients cope with the adversity of isolation.
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Eqylan, S. B., Safadi, R. R., &
Swigart, V. (2022). The Lived Experience of Critically-Ill Muslim Patients in
Isolation. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and
Well-being, 17(1), 2032548.
Suicide is a global health problem with considerable variability across countries in its prevalence and correlates. The aims of this study were to: (a) explore the prevalence and psychosocial determinants of adolescent suicidal ideation, and (b) explore the perceived stigma of suicide among adolescents.
A nationally representative electronic survey was utilized to collect data from school adolescents. The Joanna Briggs Institute critical appraisal checklist for studies reporting prevalence data was used to design the survey. The study collected data on adolescents' suicidal ideation, depression, self-esteem, stigma of suicide, family functioning, educational stress, and anxiety levels. A representative sample of 647 Jordanian school adolescents was included.
The prevalence of suicidal ideation among school adolescents was 11%. Suicidal ideation was significantly higher among respondents who were boys and enrolled in public schools, had a mental health problem, a family history of suicidal attempt, a lower self-esteem, and higher depressive symptoms. The majority of school adolescents agreed with the descriptions of people who take their own lives as being “lost” (70%), “coward” (53%), “stupid” (51%), and “lonely” (49%).
There is no typical suicide victim, and there are no specific characteristics that can point out those who are suicidal. Suicide remains a complex phenomenon that is embedded in its sociocultural context. Collaborative efforts from Jordanian policy makers, healthcare providers, researchers, and educators are needed to develop culturally appropriate screening and prevention approaches to address suicide among adolescents. Nurses have a significant role in helping adolescents experiencing suicidal ideation and their families restore, maintain, and/or promote their mental health and wellbeing.
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Dardas, L. A., & Pan, W. (2022). Psychosocial determinants of adolescent
suicide: A national survey. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing,40,