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Factors which influence coping: home-based family caregiving of persons with advanced cancer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12955927     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The findings from a qualitative study of how caregivers coped while they cared for a dying family member at home are presented. Fifteen family caregivers were interviewed twice following the death of their family member. Although it was not one of the original objectives of the research, coping emerged as a category needing further analysis. There were factors that either facilitated or interfered with caregiver coping. Those factors that facilitated their coping included characteristics of the caregivers themselves; contributions made by the dying person; and supportive networks, both formal and informal, available to the caregivers. Interfering factors related to caregiver experiences with informal and formal systems. From the more distant perspective of post-death reflections, the caregivers provided insight into how their coping was grounded in the meaning associated with their experiences.
Vicki R Strang; Priscilla M Koop
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of palliative care     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0825-8597     ISO Abbreviation:  J Palliat Care     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-05     Completed Date:  2003-11-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610345     Medline TA:  J Palliat Care     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Aged, 80 and over
Caregivers / psychology*
Home Nursing
Interview, Psychological
Middle Aged
Neoplasms / nursing*
Respite Care*

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