Nursing and Family Caregiving: Social Support and Nonsupport [NOOK Book]


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"[T]his text is a truly amazing microanalytic compendium of social support strategies in different family configurations, in different context and ethnic groups, and filling different types of needs."

--From the Foreword by Janice M. Morse, RN, PhD, FAAN

University of Utah

This book serves as an authoritative reference for health ...

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Nursing and Family Caregiving: Social Support and Nonsupport

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Designated a Doody's Core Title!

"[T]his text is a truly amazing microanalytic compendium of social support strategies in different family configurations, in different context and ethnic groups, and filling different types of needs."

--From the Foreword by Janice M. Morse, RN, PhD, FAAN

University of Utah

This book serves as an authoritative reference for health care practitioners and researchers concerned with mobilizing support for individuals caring for a disabled adult or child family member. The authors integrate numerous types of research to provide a comprehensive compendium of best practices for social support within vulnerable populations. This book provides a wealth of insight into the experience of family caregivers and describes the importance of support.

Nurses, practitioners, researchers, and professionals will find this book useful, as they provide care to patients, plan programs, or develop policies intended to assist family caregivers. Armed with this essential knowledge of the best methodological approaches to family caregiving, readers will have both the insight and tools to optimize caregiving across the range of hospices, treatment facilities, and home care.

Key Highlights:

Information on supportive interactions, reciprocity, and the obligations of social support

Illustrative examples of the supportive and nonsupportive interactions that real-life men and women caregivers have experienced

Discussions of social support from the informal social networks of kin and friends

Information on social support within minority populations, including the elderly, children, and immigrants

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826111302
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/24/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 265
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Margaret J. Harrison, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta, where she taught family theory and research and community health nursing. She was the recipient of a Medical Research Council Health Scholar Award. Her research addresses families with children and family caregivers. She has collaborated for over 20 years with Dr. Neufeld on studies that address social support for family caregivers. In addition, her research examined mother and father interactions with infants and toddlers, including an intervention study with fathers of infants. She has published research and methodological articles in journals such as Research in Nursing & Health, Qualitative Health Research, Health Care for Women International, Public Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing and Canadian Journal of Nursing Research.
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Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xvii

Part I The experience of family caregiving: social support and nonsupport 1

1 Caregiving and Social Support 3

Guiding Perspectives on Family Caregiving 4

Family Caregiving Scenario 6

Family Caregiving, Health, and Social Support 8

The Role of Social Networks and Relationships in Access to Social Support 9

Our Program of Research 15

Contribution of Qualitative Research to Practice 21

Overview of Subsequent Chapters 23

2 Supportive Interactions, Reciprocity, and Obligation 29

Supportive Interactions 30

Types of Support 31

Relationship Dimensions of Reciprocity and Obligation 35

Relationships with the Care Recipient 42

Discussion 53

3 Nonsupportive Interactions in Varied Caregiving Situations 59

Expectations and Perceptions of Nonsupportive Interactions 60

Discussion 77

4 Mobilizing Support from Family and Friends 85

Social Exchange Theory 85

Mobilizing Support from Family and Friends 89

Discussion 101

5 Mobilizing Support from Professional Sources 109

Men Caregivers 110

Women Caregivers 121

Discussion 130

6 Social Support and Caregiving in the Context of Migration 139

Family Caregiving in the Context of Migration 140

Background: Caregiving, Gender, Social, and Cultural Context 141

The Canadian Context 142

Influences on Caregiving 144

Missing Links and Establishing Connections with Community Resources 151

Discussion 157

7 Becoming an Advocate in Response to Nonsupportive Interactions 167

The Meaning of Advocacy for Women 169

Strategies Women Used in Advocacy 170

Advocacy and Personal Change 175

Men Caregivers and Advocacy 178

Discussion 179

8 A Guide toSupport Facilitation 187

Caregivers' Experience of the Support Process 188

Implications of the Support Process for Practice Interventions 193

Questions to Consider about Caregivers' Experience of Support 196

Caregiving Scenarios 198

Conclusion 205

Part II Methodological Approaches: Lessons Learned 207

9 Data Generation: Interactive Use of Genograms and Ecomaps 209

Background 212

Utility of Genograms and Ecomaps in Our Current Research 214

Case Illustration 219

Reflections and Implications for Further Research 220

Conclusion 224

10 Using a Card Sort Technique in Data Generation 227

Background 227

Research Context: Study of Nonsupport and Family Caregiving 229

Practical Issues and Strategies in Using a Card Sort for Data Collection 230

Reflections 236

Conclusion 238

11 Facilitating Participation of a Vulnerable Group: Immigrant Women 241

Study of Immigrant Women Caregivers 243

Guiding Principles 244

Discussion 250

Conclusion 255

Index 259

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