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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151760
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The caregiving role of wives in a long term care institution
Abstract:
The caregiving role of wives in a long term care institution
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1992
Conference Date:August 6 - 8, 1992
Author:Ross, Margaret, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Ottawa, School of Nursing Sciences
Title:Professor
While an extensive literature focuses on family caregiving in later

life, the experiences of elderly wives' following the

institutionalization of their husbands has received little research

attention. Questions remain unanswered about the specific role

behaviors associated with caring for a husband who resides in a

long term care institution. This presentation addresses some of

these questions by reporting on a study designed to uncover

specific dimensions of the caregiving role of elderly spouses

following admission of their husbands to a long term care

institution. The data for this study were from a larger study

designed to explore the transition to quasi-widowhood and wives'

responses to their husbands' institutionalization. Theoretically,

the study was informed by the interpretive perspective in sociology

and Hughes' concept of career, Methodologically, the study employed

a longitudinal, prospective and descriptive design and combined

both qualitative and quantitative approaches.



In the analysis, the issues of continuity and change emerged as

underlying themes. These themes were examined in terms of specific

caregiving functions. It was hypothesized that spousal caregiving

would include the performance of both technical and non-technical

tasks. Furthermore, it was hypothesized that over time, wives

would relinquish responsibility for the provision of care, would

visit less frequently and engage in the enactment of fewer tasks.



Analysis, however, revealed that over a nine month period, wives

felt increasingly responsible for the provision of care to their

husbands. Indeed, they continued to visit frequently and to carry

out a substantial number of caregiving tasks. Furthermore, wives

did not discriminate between technical and non-technical tasks.

When wives perceived that staff were not providing the needed care,

whether technical or non-technical, they attempted to do so. The

presentation concludes with an exploration of the practice and

research implications of these findings for nursing.



Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
6-Aug-1992
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe caregiving role of wives in a long term care institutionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151760-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The caregiving role of wives in a long term care institution</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">1992</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">August 6 - 8, 1992</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ross, Margaret, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Ottawa, School of Nursing Sciences</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">mmrna@uottawa.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">While an extensive literature focuses on family caregiving in later<br/><br/>life, the experiences of elderly wives' following the<br/><br/>institutionalization of their husbands has received little research<br/><br/>attention. Questions remain unanswered about the specific role<br/><br/>behaviors associated with caring for a husband who resides in a<br/><br/>long term care institution. This presentation addresses some of<br/><br/>these questions by reporting on a study designed to uncover<br/><br/>specific dimensions of the caregiving role of elderly spouses<br/><br/>following admission of their husbands to a long term care<br/><br/>institution. The data for this study were from a larger study<br/><br/>designed to explore the transition to quasi-widowhood and wives'<br/><br/>responses to their husbands' institutionalization. Theoretically,<br/><br/>the study was informed by the interpretive perspective in sociology<br/><br/>and Hughes' concept of career, Methodologically, the study employed<br/><br/>a longitudinal, prospective and descriptive design and combined<br/><br/>both qualitative and quantitative approaches.<br/><br/><br/><br/>In the analysis, the issues of continuity and change emerged as<br/><br/>underlying themes. These themes were examined in terms of specific<br/><br/>caregiving functions. It was hypothesized that spousal caregiving<br/><br/>would include the performance of both technical and non-technical<br/><br/>tasks. Furthermore, it was hypothesized that over time, wives<br/><br/>would relinquish responsibility for the provision of care, would<br/><br/>visit less frequently and engage in the enactment of fewer tasks.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Analysis, however, revealed that over a nine month period, wives<br/><br/>felt increasingly responsible for the provision of care to their<br/><br/>husbands. Indeed, they continued to visit frequently and to carry<br/><br/>out a substantial number of caregiving tasks. Furthermore, wives<br/><br/>did not discriminate between technical and non-technical tasks.<br/><br/>When wives perceived that staff were not providing the needed care,<br/><br/>whether technical or non-technical, they attempted to do so. The<br/><br/>presentation concludes with an exploration of the practice and<br/><br/>research implications of these findings for nursing.<br/><br/><br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:12:49Z-
dc.date.issued1992-08-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:12:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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