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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153457
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Helping Families Care: Targeting Needs Early to Prevent Stress
Abstract:
Helping Families Care: Targeting Needs Early to Prevent Stress
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Cannon, Christine A., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Delaware
Title:Associate Professor
By identifying stressors, needs and preferences of experienced caregiving families, nurses can prepare ?novice? families anticipating the many challenges of advancing illness early. For the purposes of preventing caregiver stress, increasing the effectiveness of caring for an ill partner or aging parent, and maximizing the health of both ill and well family members, current caregiver research, community programs and educational materials were reviewed and local community research was conducted. Data were collected using (1) semi-structured interviews of 27 local providers of caregiving services, (2) questionnaires completed by 42 family caregivers, and (3) responses emailed from 30 well spouses. Content data analysis revealed the following categories (each described by multiple subcategories): (1) ?nature of caregiver stress,? (2) ?consequences of caregiving,? (3) ?benefits of caregiving,? (4) ?perceived factors reducing or increasing stress,? and (5)?perceived needs and preferences?. Based on these findings, the ?Preparing for Caring? program was developed with an introductory module, ?Caring for Your Partner? (or ? Your Parent?) and six modules addressing: (1) Planning for Your Caring Partnership, (2) Responding to a Health Crisis, (3) Promoting Caregiver Health, (4) Assessing the Impact of Illness on the Care Receiver and Caregiver, (5) Creating a Safe and Caring Environment, and (6) Considering the Best Care Options ? Home Care to Nursing Home. Each module addresses the questions: (a) Where are we going? (b) What will we need to get there? (c) How will we do it together as a family? and (d) What can we do to preserve our health? The free program (http://www.caringpartnersde.org) is unique in its approach to providing key research-based information and internet links to selected and described resources and local service providers. The program and the ?head, heart, and hands? logo acknowledge the thoughts, feelings and work of caring, as described. Program evaluation is in process.
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.titleHelping Families Care: Targeting Needs Early to Prevent Stressen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153457-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Helping Families Care: Targeting Needs Early to Prevent Stress</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cannon, Christine A., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Delaware</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ccannon@udel.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">By identifying stressors, needs and preferences of experienced caregiving families, nurses can prepare ?novice? families anticipating the many challenges of advancing illness early. For the purposes of preventing caregiver stress, increasing the effectiveness of caring for an ill partner or aging parent, and maximizing the health of both ill and well family members, current caregiver research, community programs and educational materials were reviewed and local community research was conducted. Data were collected using (1) semi-structured interviews of 27 local providers of caregiving services, (2) questionnaires completed by 42 family caregivers, and (3) responses emailed from 30 well spouses. Content data analysis revealed the following categories (each described by multiple subcategories): (1) ?nature of caregiver stress,? (2) ?consequences of caregiving,? (3) ?benefits of caregiving,? (4) ?perceived factors reducing or increasing stress,? and (5)?perceived needs and preferences?. Based on these findings, the ?Preparing for Caring? program was developed with an introductory module, ?Caring for Your Partner? (or ? Your Parent?) and six modules addressing: (1) Planning for Your Caring Partnership, (2) Responding to a Health Crisis, (3) Promoting Caregiver Health, (4) Assessing the Impact of Illness on the Care Receiver and Caregiver, (5) Creating a Safe and Caring Environment, and (6) Considering the Best Care Options ? Home Care to Nursing Home. Each module addresses the questions: (a) Where are we going? (b) What will we need to get there? (c) How will we do it together as a family? and (d) What can we do to preserve our health? The free program (http://www.caringpartnersde.org) is unique in its approach to providing key research-based information and internet links to selected and described resources and local service providers. The program and the ?head, heart, and hands? logo acknowledge the thoughts, feelings and work of caring, as described. Program evaluation is in process.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:17:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:17:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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