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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161616
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Korean Family Members' Caregiving Experiences in Dementia Special Care Units
Abstract:
Korean Family Members' Caregiving Experiences in Dementia Special Care Units
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Park, Myonghwa
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iowa
Title:Post Doctoral Fellow
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 101F Nursing Building, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA
Contact Telephone:319.353.5765
With the demanding level of care needed for people with dementia, more Korean families are institutionalizing their relatives with dementia, and the decision to place a family member with dementia in a long-term dementia care facility is a traumatic event for family caregivers as in the United States. In addition, this phenomenon presents particular concern for the Korean culture that values family responsibility for elder care. The purpose of this study was to describe Korean family caregivers°¯ experiences of stress and satisfaction with care, caregiving role, family-staff relationships, family involvement in care, and similarities and differences in the perceptions of care, caregiving role, and family-staff relationships after placing their family members with dementia in dementia care units. A purposive sample of 19 family caregivers in 10 long-term dementia care facilities in Korea participated in the study. Semi-structured interview was used to collect data. Data were analyzed with thematic analysis using the NUD*IST vivo qualitative data analysis program. 1385 themes or descriptive statements were identified and synthesized into 33 topics or categories. The 33 topics were then synthesized into 6 patterns. Six patterns emerged from the thematic data analysis. These patterns were: 1) feeling exhausted; 2) deep sorrow; 3) fractured relationships; 4) apprehension; 5) searching for connectedness; and 6) entrusting. These findings illuminated family caregivers°¯ difficulties and complicated emotions involved caregiving at home, in the placement process, and in adjustment to a new caregiving environment after placement. Korean family caregivers did not give up their caregiving roles, but rather remained involved in care for their family members in the facility. This cross-cultural study analyzed the caregiving experiences in a cultural context. The results contribute to the understanding of Korean family caregivers°¯ experiences of caregiving after institutionalizing elderly persons with dementia.
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.titleKorean Family Members' Caregiving Experiences in Dementia Special Care Unitsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161616-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Korean Family Members' Caregiving Experiences in Dementia Special Care Units</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">Park, Myonghwa</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iowa</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Post Doctoral Fellow</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 101F Nursing Building, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">319.353.5765</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">myonghwa-park@uiowa.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">With the demanding level of care needed for people with dementia, more Korean families are institutionalizing their relatives with dementia, and the decision to place a family member with dementia in a long-term dementia care facility is a traumatic event for family caregivers as in the United States. In addition, this phenomenon presents particular concern for the Korean culture that values family responsibility for elder care. The purpose of this study was to describe Korean family caregivers&deg;&macr; experiences of stress and satisfaction with care, caregiving role, family-staff relationships, family involvement in care, and similarities and differences in the perceptions of care, caregiving role, and family-staff relationships after placing their family members with dementia in dementia care units. A purposive sample of 19 family caregivers in 10 long-term dementia care facilities in Korea participated in the study. Semi-structured interview was used to collect data. Data were analyzed with thematic analysis using the NUD*IST vivo qualitative data analysis program. 1385 themes or descriptive statements were identified and synthesized into 33 topics or categories. The 33 topics were then synthesized into 6 patterns. Six patterns emerged from the thematic data analysis. These patterns were: 1) feeling exhausted; 2) deep sorrow; 3) fractured relationships; 4) apprehension; 5) searching for connectedness; and 6) entrusting. These findings illuminated family caregivers&deg;&macr; difficulties and complicated emotions involved caregiving at home, in the placement process, and in adjustment to a new caregiving environment after placement. Korean family caregivers did not give up their caregiving roles, but rather remained involved in care for their family members in the facility. This cross-cultural study analyzed the caregiving experiences in a cultural context. The results contribute to the understanding of Korean family caregivers&deg;&macr; experiences of caregiving after institutionalizing elderly persons with dementia.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:24:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:24:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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