Perpetual parenting for adult children with mental retardation/developmental disability

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161523
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perpetual parenting for adult children with mental retardation/developmental disability
Abstract:
Perpetual parenting for adult children with mental retardation/developmental disability
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Rohrbach, Rebecca
America is aging with 33 million people 65 years or older in 1990. Included in this population are elderly parents who are caring for adult children with mental retardation/developmentally disability (MR/DD) in their homes. Parents of adult children with MR/DD are described as being perpetual parents, a life long task of providing care for an adult child with special needs. Eight to ten participants, purposively selected via networking in rural communities in three northwest counties in the State of Ohio, will participate in a study that explores the experience of life-long parenting of adult children with MR/DD. The qualitative study will be framed within Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing. An open-ended interview to examine this experience is proposed that begins with this question: What is the dependent-care agent’s (parent’s) thoughts, feelings, and perceptions about the lived experience of being a perpetual parent of an adult child with MR/DD. Data will be analyzed using Colaizzi’s rigorous method and drawn to the theoretical framework. The findings have the potential to add to the knowledge base for this unique caring experience, as most research is focused on young parents with children with disability, spousal caregivers, or adult children caring for elderly parents.
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.titlePerpetual parenting for adult children with mental retardation/developmental disabilityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161523-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Perpetual parenting for adult children with mental retardation/developmental disability</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rohrbach, Rebecca</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jbrohr@hmcltd.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">America is aging with 33 million people 65 years or older in 1990. Included in this population are elderly parents who are caring for adult children with mental retardation/developmentally disability (MR/DD) in their homes. Parents of adult children with MR/DD are described as being perpetual parents, a life long task of providing care for an adult child with special needs. Eight to ten participants, purposively selected via networking in rural communities in three northwest counties in the State of Ohio, will participate in a study that explores the experience of life-long parenting of adult children with MR/DD. The qualitative study will be framed within Orem&rsquo;s Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing. An open-ended interview to examine this experience is proposed that begins with this question: What is the dependent-care agent&rsquo;s (parent&rsquo;s) thoughts, feelings, and perceptions about the lived experience of being a perpetual parent of an adult child with MR/DD. Data will be analyzed using Colaizzi&rsquo;s rigorous method and drawn to the theoretical framework. The findings have the potential to add to the knowledge base for this unique caring experience, as most research is focused on young parents with children with disability, spousal caregivers, or adult children caring for elderly parents.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:22:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:22:45Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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