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Document Type

Dissertation - University Access Only

Award Date

2015

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Lynnette Leeseberg Stamler

Second Advisor

Mary Minton

Keywords

Glaserian, grounded theory, free medical clinic, prayer Running Head: REINVENTING LIFE

Abstract

Reinventing Life is a newly developed theory based on individuals that frequent a free medical clinic that offers prayer, and their main concern of How to Navigate Life Experiences. Glaserian grounded theory was the methodology that guided this study. The purpose of this investigation was to discover the main concern of participants who attended a free urgent care medical clinic that also offered prayer to the patients. The three substantive codes of Emotional Influencing, Transitional Navigation, and Fulfilling Balance were uncovered utilizing the grounded theory process of data collection, coding, theoretical sampling, and constant comparative analysis. These substantive codes were found to signify the participants’ past, present, and future lives. The Supporting Codes are interwoven throughout the trajectory of the participants’ lives representing the need for necessities and support as they navigate their lives. Considerations for future research and nursing implications were addressed in relation to the formation of new knowledge revealed during the development of the theory of Reinventing Life.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Medically uninsured persons--Medical care
Clinics
Prayer
Grounded theory

Description

Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-111)

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

120

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
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