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Creating A Caregiver Survival Toolkit

Material Information

Title:
Creating A Caregiver Survival Toolkit
Creator:
Ford, Ariel
Publication Date:
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Caregivers ( jstor )
Disabilities ( jstor )
Family members ( jstor )
Homes ( jstor )
Information feedback ( jstor )
Information resources ( jstor )
Rehabilitation facilities ( jstor )
Websites ( jstor )
Caregivers
Caregivers--Services for
Cerebrovascular disease
Cerebrovascular disease--Patients
Genre:
Undergraduate Honors Thesis

Notes

Abstract:
Stroke is one of the leading causes of major disability in the United States. Stroke is perceived as a crisis because of its unpredictable and life-altering nature. Survivors and their family members are left with no time to prepare for the consequences of a stroke; they are forced to adapt quickly after it occurs. Upon transition home from inpatient rehabilitation facilities, stroke survivors and their family caregivers experience a second crisis, the “crisis of discharge”. At this time the full burden of care is transferred to the caregiver, who is left feeling unprepared, abandoned, and overwhelmed. The aim of this project was to create a caregiver survivor “toolkit” to help ease this transition by making useful resources readily accessible. Stroke caregiver interview transcripts from a larger study were reviewed and analyzed to identify major caregiver and stroke survivor concerns. A review of pertinent literature and online resources was also conducted. Topics for inclusion in the toolkit were compiled. The information was organized into a virtual “toolkit”, formatted as a website, and presented to a local stroke survivor and caregiver support group for feedback. Future plans for the project include implementing suggestions from the support group, creating videos to address specific caregiver concerns, e.g. how to safely do a bed to chair transfer, to upload to the website, and linking the toolkit to the inpatient rehabilitation facility websites as a resource of future caregivers. ( en )
General Note:
Awarded Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Graduated May 7, 2013 magna cum laude. Major: Nursing
General Note:
Advisor: Dr. Martha Snider
General Note:
College/School: College of Nursing
General Note:
Legacy honors title: Only abstract available from former Honors Program sponsored database.

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Copyright Ariel Ford. Permission granted to the University of Florida to digitize, archive and distribute this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.

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