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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151035
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Lived Experiences of Caring for a Family Member with Schizophrenia
Abstract:
Lived Experiences of Caring for a Family Member with Schizophrenia
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Birch-Evans, Anlee, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Texas Woman's University
Title:Adjunct Instructor
Co-Authors:Rae W. Langford, EdD; Anne Young, RN, EdD; Lene Symes, PhD, RN
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this hermeneutic phenomenological research study was to describe and construct how family caregivers have survived and sustained while caring for their family member diagnosed with schizophrenia. Methods: The study gathered seventeen audio-taped interviews with purposively selected caregivers of family members with schizophrenia.ÿ The philosophical underpinnings of Ricoeur guided the researcher's interpretation of the actual lived and human experience of caring for a family member diagnosed with schizophrenia.ÿÿ Using a hermeneutic circle, transcribed transcripts were analyzed for common themes, differences, and patterns. Insight was gained regarding factors that foster certain caregiver's ability to defy the odds in surviving and sustaining while committing the patient in times of crisis, quality of resources, medication management, and violent and bizarre behavior.ÿÿ Results: The analysis resulted in two overarching themes: Surviving and Sustainability. The research study also yielded four dichotomous themes: Beginning/Settling In; Getting through the Day/Disruption; Isolation/Inclusion; Frustration/Satisfaction. ÿA sustainability model was formulated that succinctly describes the cyclic movement of the lived experience on a continuum of surviving and sustaining.ÿ Conclusion: Caregiving is not static, it occurs on a continuum with periods of just getting through the day, feelings of depression, frustration of care delivery, and settling in to theÿ inevitability of the diagnosis and finding satisfaction within the context of the role as caregiver. There is a point at which the caregiver can maintain on a continuum between a combination of individual intrinsic and extrinsic factors that eventually allows for some measure of stability.
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.titleLived Experiences of Caring for a Family Member with Schizophreniaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151035-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Lived Experiences of Caring for a Family Member with Schizophrenia</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Birch-Evans, Anlee, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Texas Woman's University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Adjunct Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">apsynurse@gmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Rae W. Langford, EdD; Anne Young, RN, EdD; Lene Symes, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this hermeneutic phenomenological research study was to describe and construct how family caregivers have survived and sustained while caring for their family member diagnosed with schizophrenia. Methods: The study gathered seventeen audio-taped interviews with purposively selected caregivers of family members with schizophrenia.&yuml; The philosophical underpinnings of Ricoeur guided the researcher's interpretation of the actual lived and human experience of caring for a family member diagnosed with schizophrenia.&yuml;&yuml; Using a hermeneutic circle, transcribed transcripts were analyzed for common themes, differences, and patterns. Insight was gained regarding factors that foster certain caregiver's ability to defy the odds in surviving and sustaining while committing the patient in times of crisis, quality of resources, medication management, and violent and bizarre behavior.&yuml;&yuml; Results: The analysis resulted in two overarching themes: Surviving and Sustainability. The research study also yielded four dichotomous themes: Beginning/Settling In; Getting through the Day/Disruption; Isolation/Inclusion; Frustration/Satisfaction. &yuml;A sustainability model was formulated that succinctly describes the cyclic movement of the lived experience on a continuum of surviving and sustaining.&yuml; Conclusion: Caregiving is not static, it occurs on a continuum with periods of just getting through the day, feelings of depression, frustration of care delivery, and settling in to the&yuml; inevitability of the diagnosis and finding satisfaction within the context of the role as caregiver. There is a point at which the caregiver can maintain on a continuum between a combination of individual intrinsic and extrinsic factors that eventually allows for some measure of stability.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:49:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:49:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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