Validating model chronic illness family caregiving
Interpretation: Healthcare providers can support the caregiving experience by validating efforts, providing information, and listening to frustrations. Differences in supporting families of dementia patients and cancer patients: A palliative perspective. Additional research should explore interventions aimed at assisting caregivers. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 44(3-4), 161-174.
International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 10(2), 67-75.
Information about the following is included in this summary: In this summary, unless otherwise stated, evidence and practice issues as they relate to adults are discussed.
The evidence and application to practice related to children may differ significantly from information related to adults.
Setting: National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in a major city in the southern United States.
Participants: 20 patients with primary brain tumors and their caregivers.
Main Research Variables: Concepts of commitment, expectation management, role negotiation, self-care, new insight, and role support.