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  • Author(s): Li H
  • Source:
    Oregon Health Sciences University 1996; Ph.D. 457 p-457 p. (1p)
  • Publication Type:
    Doctoral Dissertation - research
  • Language:
    English
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Although family caregiving is likely to be continued during hospitalization of elderly relatives, limited research has been conducted to address the specific roles that family members assume in the hospital. The purpose of this qualitative study was to provide conceptual foundation for developing measures of family participation and preferences about family participation as well as family worry. Altogether 25 interviews were conducted. Of the 16 participants, 6 were family members, 6 were patients, and 4 were nurses; 7 participants were interviewed once and 9 participants were interviewed twice.Qualitative analysis based on Lofland and Lofland's (1984) approach resulted in the identification of three major content domains and five process themes of family participation in the hospital care for elders. The three content domains were (1) providing care to the patients; (2) working together with the health care team; and (3) taking care of self. The domain of providing care to the patients included the dimensions of being there, performing usual family practices in the hospital, providing passage between home and hospital, and attending to the patient's personal care. The domain of working together with the health care team included dimensions of exchanging information, collaborating with the health care team to provide personal care, participating in therapeutic health care regimens, and making sure the health care team takes care of the patient's needs. The five process themes included carrying on, modifying, starting new, sharing and arranging care for patients.A conceptual framework of family participation in the hospital care for elders emerged from the results of this study. The three content domains and five process themes were the core elements in this framework. In addition, antecedent factors and consequences were identified as mediating variables between the antecedent factors and the core elements in the framework.Results were discussed and recommendations for nursing practice, research and theory were provided. With hospital stay getting shorter and elderly relatives returning home in more frail health, family participation in the hospital care is important to improve the transition to family caregiving in the home.
    • ISBN:
      9780591909739
    • Accession Number:
      UMI Order AAI9837343
    • Publication Date:
      20040430
    • Publication Date:
      20150923
    • Accession Number:
      109877033
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LI H. Family participation in hospital care for elders. 1996. Ph.D. - Oregon Health Sciences University, [s. l.], 1996. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=109877033. Acesso em: 24 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Li H. Family participation in hospital care for elders. Family Participation in Hospital Care for Elders. January 1996:457 p. Accessed September 24, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=109877033
    • APA:
      Li H. (1996). Family participation in hospital care for elders [Ph.D., Oregon Health Sciences University]. In Family Participation in Hospital Care for Elders (p. 457 p).
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Li H. 1996. “Family Participation in Hospital Care for Elders.” Family Participation in Hospital Care for Elders. Ph.D., Oregon Health Sciences University. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=109877033.
    • Harvard:
      Li H (1996) Family participation in hospital care for elders, Family Participation in Hospital Care for Elders. Ph.D. Oregon Health Sciences University. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=109877033 (Accessed: 24 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Li H 1996, ‘Family participation in hospital care for elders’, Ph.D. thesis, Oregon Health Sciences University, Family Participation in Hospital Care for Elders, p. 457 p, viewed 24 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Li H. “Family Participation in Hospital Care for Elders.” Family Participation in Hospital Care for Elders, Oregon Health Sciences University, Jan. 1996, p. 457 p. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=109877033.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Li H. “Family Participation in Hospital Care for Elders.” Family Participation in Hospital Care for Elders. Ph.D., Oregon Health Sciences University, 1996. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=109877033.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Li H. Family participation in hospital care for elders [Internet] [Ph.D.]. Family Participation in Hospital Care for Elders. Oregon Health Sciences University; 1996 [cited 2020 Sep 24]. p. 457 p. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=109877033