An Exploration of Family-Centered Care and Engaged Interactions to Promote Preparedness for Stroke Family Caregivers

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Title:
An Exploration of Family-Centered Care and Engaged Interactions to Promote Preparedness for Stroke Family Caregivers
Physical Description:
1 online resource (102 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Creasy, Kerry Rae
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Doctorate ( Ph.D.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Nursing Sciences, Nursing
Committee Chair:
LUTZ,BARBARA JEAN
Committee Co-Chair:
STACCIARINI,JEANNE-MARIE R
Committee Members:
YOUNG,MARY E
TORRES-RIVERA,EDIL

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
caregiver -- preparedness -- qualitative -- stroke
Nursing -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Nursing Sciences thesis, Ph.D.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
This dissertation research serves as a foundation for building a program of research devoted to assisting family caregivers of stroke survivors prepare for the caregiving role and associated responsibilities. Preparation for caregiving is improved through engaged interactions between stroke family caregivers and healthcare providers throughout the care trajectory. Within a symbolic interactionist lens, this article-based dissertation explores how caregivers currently experience interactions with providers, the need for family engagement in rehabilitation, and how caregivers prepare for life post-discharge. Our findings show that caregivers want to be actively engaged with providers during inpatient rehabilitation and collaborative interactions enhance preparedness and care satisfaction. Family members should be assessed for caregiving capacity and interactions between providers and caregivers should be individualized to specific needs. Providers must also be aware that many caregivers are not active information seekers. Care that is family-centered is shown to be helpful for engaging caregivers who may not even know what questions to ask. Based on these findings, we will continue to explore ways to further enhance caregiver engagement and preparation within the rehabilitation setting with a future goal of developing tools to assist in the assessment of caregiver readiness.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Kerry Rae Creasy.
Thesis:
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Florida, 2013.
Local:
Adviser: LUTZ,BARBARA JEAN.
Local:
Co-adviser: STACCIARINI,JEANNE-MARIE R.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2015-12-31

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2013
System ID:
UFE0046256:00001