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What methods do rural providers emply to educate pateints and provide care to patients with suspected low health literacy: A phenomenological approach

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dc.contributor.advisor Murray-Chandler, Lynn
dc.contributor.author Carner, Michelle Marie
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-16T17:55:51Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-16T17:55:51Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10474/3517
dc.description.abstract This phenomenological approach aims to learn from the experiences of rural Licensed Independent Providers as they deliver chronic disease education and support to patients with suspected low health literacy. The study asks the question: How do rural providers who have fewer resources available to them typically aid patients with low health literacy in chronic disease self-management through authentic relationships, problem-solving and transpersonal practices? This study interviewed six rural New England Providers (4 physicians, a nurse practitioner and a physician assistant) to learn their lived experiences in caring for these patients. The providers were interviewed and transcripts were analyzed to identify significant statements relevant to their interactions with patients having chronic disease and suspected low health literacy. The significant statements were reduced to five themes and three major findings. The findings indicated that despite a lack or minimal training in health literacy, providers assessed patient needs and provided appropriate education and support; the relationship between the provider and the patient was a catalyst to improve the health of the patient; and Watson’s Theory of Caring was interwoven in the interactions between the patient and provider. The providers described the unique challenges present in rural healthcare, the trust relationship that builds over time between patient and providers and the techniques they utilize to mitigate the effects of low health literacy. (Author abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Southern New Hampshire University en_US
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dc.rights Author retains all ownership rights. Further reproduction in violation of copyright is prohibited en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Southern New Hampshire University -- Theses (Education) en_US
dc.subject.other health education en_US
dc.subject.other health care management en_US
dc.subject.other medical personnel en_US
dc.subject.other chronic diseases en_US
dc.subject.other chronic disease self management en_US
dc.subject.other health literacy en_US
dc.subject.other rural en_US
dc.title What methods do rural providers emply to educate pateints and provide care to patients with suspected low health literacy: A phenomenological approach en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Benner, Denise
dc.contributor.committeeMember Bennett, Thomas
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Carner, M.M. (2017). What methods do rural providers employ to educate patients and provide care to patients with suspected low health literacy: a phenomenological approach. Retrieved from http://academicarchive.snhu.edu en_US
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) en_US
dc.description.program Educational Leadership en_US
dc.description.school School of Education en_US
dc.digSpecs PDF/A-1b en_US
dc.rightsHolder Carner, Michelle Marie


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