Coherence in the Urban Family Caregiver Role with African American Survivors of Stroke

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158817
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Coherence in the Urban Family Caregiver Role with African American Survivors of Stroke
Abstract:
Coherence in the Urban Family Caregiver Role with African American Survivors of Stroke
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Pierce, Linda, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Medical College of Ohio
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH, 43614, USA
Contact Telephone:440.383.5852
Expressions of coherence by urban caregivers in African-American families are the focus of this paper. Data presented here were collected as part of a larger study that examined these caregivers' experience and meaning of caring as it influences their capacity to care for people with stroke within their family systems. This study supported the Framework of Systemic Organization by Friedemann. Coherence, defined by Friedemann, is a sense of unity and belonging to the family system that targets stability of the family and its outcome. Twenty-four caregivers composed the purposive sample and participated in interview and observation-participation sessions. Narrative data were sorted using four kinds of analysis by Spradley. Two themes concerning coherence for all caregivers emerged from the data. Caring was expressed as: 1) a sense of mutuality and 2) differences in functioning among family members. The profound changes that can accompany stroke may create considerable stress for families caring for the affected person. Through coherence, family caregivers felt connected and this helped them survive in stressful times related to caring situations. Nurses can incorporate these expressions of coherence into their clinical practice, and thereby, have the potential to strengthen healthy caring and togetherness while maintaining stability within the caregivers' family system.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCoherence in the Urban Family Caregiver Role with African American Survivors of Strokeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158817-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Coherence in the Urban Family Caregiver Role with African American Survivors of Stroke</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pierce, Linda, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Medical College of Ohio</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH, 43614, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">440.383.5852</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lpierce@mco.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Expressions of coherence by urban caregivers in African-American families are the focus of this paper. Data presented here were collected as part of a larger study that examined these caregivers' experience and meaning of caring as it influences their capacity to care for people with stroke within their family systems. This study supported the Framework of Systemic Organization by Friedemann. Coherence, defined by Friedemann, is a sense of unity and belonging to the family system that targets stability of the family and its outcome. Twenty-four caregivers composed the purposive sample and participated in interview and observation-participation sessions. Narrative data were sorted using four kinds of analysis by Spradley. Two themes concerning coherence for all caregivers emerged from the data. Caring was expressed as: 1) a sense of mutuality and 2) differences in functioning among family members. The profound changes that can accompany stroke may create considerable stress for families caring for the affected person. Through coherence, family caregivers felt connected and this helped them survive in stressful times related to caring situations. Nurses can incorporate these expressions of coherence into their clinical practice, and thereby, have the potential to strengthen healthy caring and togetherness while maintaining stability within the caregivers' family system.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:25:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:25:31Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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