A phenomenological exploration of sexual health and wellbeing and perceptions of care and support following colorectal stoma forming surgery: the lived experiences of males within Scotland.
(2017) A phenomenological exploration of sexual health and wellbeing and perceptions of care and support following colorectal stoma forming surgery: the lived experiences of males within Scotland., no. 67.
Aims: The aim of this research proposal is to highlight from a review the literature, what is known regarding sexual health and wellbeing following ostomy formation from the perspectives of those who have undergone colorectal stoma forming surgery. A review of the literature revealed bold conclusions have made in some instances which declare the implication to be far more detrimental for women in terms of sexual health and wellbeing, nonetheless research detailing the lived experiences of men is sparingly limited. No empirical studies were found to have been conducted exclusively within Scotland and so the study seeks to address this. Care and support was discovered to play a significant role in the recovery and adjustment process and this is something which the research will focus upon. Methods: A research methodology has been designed to promote a culture which strives at its crux to deliver holistic and person-centred care. The research proposal outlines a methodological approach to conducting a qualitative study of hermeneutic phenomenological design. One-to-one semi-structured open-ended interviews from ten participants shall inform data collection and it is hope that empirical rich and raw information can be gained. Data analysis shall follow a six stage process, conducted by a team of researchers. Conclusions: It is hope that the findings of the study will illuminate interpretations of lived experience specific to sexual health and wellbeing following ostomy formation for males within Scotland. The study aims to provide in-depth understanding and insight which can hep inform to provision of better support and care in the future.