Family Caregivers' Perceptions of the Resistiveness to Care They Experience Caring for People with Dementia

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603013
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Family Caregivers' Perceptions of the Resistiveness to Care They Experience Caring for People with Dementia
Other Titles:
The Psychological Impact of Disease and Illness of Families [Session]
Author(s):
Spigelmyer, Pamela C.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Sigma
Author Details:
Pamela C. Spigelmyer, RN, CNS, pcs6427@aol.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: Family caregivers today are co-providers of care, assuming care once provided by professional nurses.  Although rewarding at times, providing care for people with dementia is challenging, stressful, and places the overall well being of the family caregiver at risk.  Resistiveness to care is one notably stressful experience for family caregivers.  Currently nursing research related to resistiveness to care focuses on observed behaviors but does not address family caregivers’ perceptions of the episodes of resistiveness.  Family caregivers’ perceptions are their reality of the experience therefore, needs to be fully understood.  Since perceptions of experiences drive the meaning assigned to the experience a descriptive scientific phenomenological method by Giorgi (2009) was utilized for this study.  Descriptive scientific phenomenology incorporates a human science approach, a disciplinary perspective, and is ideal for studying behavioral phenomenon that may not be readily studied by the natural sciences.  The nursing disciplinary perspective used for this study permitted this nurse researcher to grasp objectively the subjective structural meaning assigned to this phenomenon by family caregivers.  The outcome of the descriptive scientific phenomenology method is to identify and define perceptions of an experience.  The purpose of this investigation was to identify commonalities in family caregivers’ experiences of resistiveness to care and build a general meaning structure, which represents essential integrated parts of the experience for the participants.  Institutional Review Board approval was obtained to conduct this study.  Eight dementia family caregivers were recruited from Alzheimer’s support group meetings, provided informed consent and were interviewed individually at a mutually agreed upon location.  Each participant provided in depth descriptions of chosen resistive events that they perceived to have experienced.  Analysis using the scientific phenomenology method included a nursing disciplinary perspective and revealed a structure of resistiveness to care that nurses can use to gain incites into resistiveness to care as perceived by family caregivers.  The identified structure also provides focal points for future research and interventions to help family caregivers to mediate the stress of resistiveness to care.
Keywords:
Family Caregiving; Resistiveness to Care; Dementia
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15D24
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleFamily Caregivers' Perceptions of the Resistiveness to Care They Experience Caring for People with Dementiaen
dc.title.alternativeThe Psychological Impact of Disease and Illness of Families [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorSpigelmyer, Pamela C.en
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Sigmaen
dc.author.detailsPamela C. Spigelmyer, RN, CNS, pcs6427@aol.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603013en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: Family caregivers today are co-providers of care, assuming care once provided by professional nurses.  Although rewarding at times, providing care for people with dementia is challenging, stressful, and places the overall well being of the family caregiver at risk.  Resistiveness to care is one notably stressful experience for family caregivers.  Currently nursing research related to resistiveness to care focuses on observed behaviors but does not address family caregivers’ perceptions of the episodes of resistiveness.  Family caregivers’ perceptions are their reality of the experience therefore, needs to be fully understood.  Since perceptions of experiences drive the meaning assigned to the experience a descriptive scientific phenomenological method by Giorgi (2009) was utilized for this study.  Descriptive scientific phenomenology incorporates a human science approach, a disciplinary perspective, and is ideal for studying behavioral phenomenon that may not be readily studied by the natural sciences.  The nursing disciplinary perspective used for this study permitted this nurse researcher to grasp objectively the subjective structural meaning assigned to this phenomenon by family caregivers.  The outcome of the descriptive scientific phenomenology method is to identify and define perceptions of an experience.  The purpose of this investigation was to identify commonalities in family caregivers’ experiences of resistiveness to care and build a general meaning structure, which represents essential integrated parts of the experience for the participants.  Institutional Review Board approval was obtained to conduct this study.  Eight dementia family caregivers were recruited from Alzheimer’s support group meetings, provided informed consent and were interviewed individually at a mutually agreed upon location.  Each participant provided in depth descriptions of chosen resistive events that they perceived to have experienced.  Analysis using the scientific phenomenology method included a nursing disciplinary perspective and revealed a structure of resistiveness to care that nurses can use to gain incites into resistiveness to care as perceived by family caregivers.  The identified structure also provides focal points for future research and interventions to help family caregivers to mediate the stress of resistiveness to care.en
dc.subjectFamily Caregivingen
dc.subjectResistiveness to Careen
dc.subjectDementiaen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:41:28Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:41:28Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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