Hopelessness Patient Traumatic Spinal Cord

HOPELESSNESS EXPERIENCE PATIENTS OF TRAUMATIC SPINAL CORD INJURY (SCI) SURVIVORSIN JAVA TRIBE, A STUDY OF PHENOMONOLOGY

ABSTRACT
Hopelessness is a negative assessment towards result to be achieved and powerlessness against an expectation. Hopelessness can occur in traumatic spinal cord injury survivors because of disability due to neurological deficit and a long time in healing. This condition can lead to mental disorders or emotional or act of suicide. Therefore the description of the experience of hopelessness traumatic spinal cord injury survivors discussed in the study using descriptive phenomenology qualitative research to 6 participants. The result showed seven main themes: (1) Physical changes as result of the response of hopelessness, (2) Response of lost as the stressor of hopelessness, (3) Dysfunction process of the family, (4) Loss of meaning in life, (5) Support and self motivation as a source of coping to face hopelessness, (6) Spiritual value behind hopelessness traumatic spinal cord injury survivors and (7) Have a better life. The study suggests the development of nursing care standards of hopelessness and provision for family support and also family psychoeducation for traumatic spinal cord injury survivors.

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