Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291859
Title:
Alzheimer's disease: Perceptions of husband caregivers
Author:
Doran, Florence Louise, 1934-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This exploratory study was designed to describe, analyze and understand from the perspective of a primary caregiver husband, what it is like to care for a wife with middle stage Alzheimer's Disease. Using the ethnographic approach, three spouses with wives suffering from Alzheimer's Disease were interviewed and two spouses were observed in their home during one dinnertime period. Analysis of data yielded five domains of meaning: lifestyle change concerns, helplessness/powerlessness, care for own, concerns for future and coping. Two cultural themes emerged as "alone" and "hopeless". Implications for nursing practice include increasing the awareness and understanding among health care professionals of the desperate nature of the caregiver' s burden. Additionally, the caregiver's coping skills need to be maintained and enhanced as they "care for their own" and attempt to keep themselves mentally and physically healthy.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.N.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Glittenberg, JoAnn

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAlzheimer's disease: Perceptions of husband caregiversen_US
dc.creatorDoran, Florence Louise, 1934-en_US
dc.contributor.authorDoran, Florence Louise, 1934-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis exploratory study was designed to describe, analyze and understand from the perspective of a primary caregiver husband, what it is like to care for a wife with middle stage Alzheimer's Disease. Using the ethnographic approach, three spouses with wives suffering from Alzheimer's Disease were interviewed and two spouses were observed in their home during one dinnertime period. Analysis of data yielded five domains of meaning: lifestyle change concerns, helplessness/powerlessness, care for own, concerns for future and coping. Two cultural themes emerged as "alone" and "hopeless". Implications for nursing practice include increasing the awareness and understanding among health care professionals of the desperate nature of the caregiver' s burden. Additionally, the caregiver's coping skills need to be maintained and enhanced as they "care for their own" and attempt to keep themselves mentally and physically healthy.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.N.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGlittenberg, JoAnnen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1350832en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b25472288en_US
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