Lives Ripped Apart: The Experience of Caregivers of the Sandwich Generation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147549
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Lives Ripped Apart: The Experience of Caregivers of the Sandwich Generation
Abstract:
Lives Ripped Apart: The Experience of Caregivers of the Sandwich Generation
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Winland-Brown, Jill E., EdD, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Florida Atlantic University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Susan Rainey, MSN
[Clinical session research presentation] This phenomenological study involved 11 women sandwiched between caring for an older relative as well as children. When asked, "What is the meaning of the experience to you being in the sandwich generation?", five themes emerged using Colaizzi's method. The exhaustive description of the experience revealed that the experience of being sandwiched between and caring for other generations results in the caregiver feeling ripped apart.  Anger, frustration, and ultimately guilt resulted from being in this situation with a lack of support and inadequate communication.  Taking time and knowing how to care for self may have freed the caregiver to enjoy the moment.  The needs for anticipatory planning and strategies to assist caregivers in their role are discussed.  Key words: sandwich generation; caregiver stress; caregiving; role strain
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLives Ripped Apart: The Experience of Caregivers of the Sandwich Generationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147549-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Lives Ripped Apart: The Experience of Caregivers of the Sandwich Generation</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Winland-Brown, Jill E., EdD, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Florida Atlantic University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">winbrown@fau.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Susan Rainey, MSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] This phenomenological study involved 11 women sandwiched between caring for an older relative as well as children.&nbsp;When asked, &quot;What is the meaning of the experience to you being in the sandwich generation?&quot;, five themes emerged using Colaizzi's method.&nbsp;The exhaustive description of the experience revealed that the experience of being sandwiched between and caring for other generations results in the caregiver feeling ripped apart.&nbsp; Anger, frustration, and ultimately guilt resulted from being in this situation with a lack of support and inadequate communication.&nbsp; Taking time and knowing how to care for self may have freed the caregiver to enjoy the moment.&nbsp; The needs for anticipatory planning and strategies to assist caregivers in their role are discussed. &nbsp;Key words: sandwich generation; caregiver stress; caregiving; role strain</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:33:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:33:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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