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Supporting Families and Carers
A Nursing Perspective
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Main description:

Understanding the perspective of carers is an essential aspect of nursing. Supporting Families and Carers: A Nursing Perspective offers insights into the fundamental principles of caring for families and carers irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality or religion.


This book discusses the concepts and theories that underpin our understanding of the behaviours and feelings that families and caregivers may experience. While the book covers theoretical dimensions to understand the caregiving experience, it also provides practical perspectives for nursing and is a unique resource to inform nursing practice and learning at all levels.


The book covers topics such as the stress process, stressors and how they relate to caregiving as well as actions and resources to help alter stressful situations. Interventions discussed include training and education programs, problem-solving skills, information technology–based support and formal approaches to planning care that take into account the specific needs of carers.


Carers are a central aspect of contemporary health services, and working with carers is fundamental to the delivery of high-quality person- and family-centred nursing care. This invaluable resource helps nurses to work effectively in partnership with patients and their carers.


Contents:

Context of the Carer
Introduction
Historical Background
Definitions of Carers
Awareness of Carers
Caregiving Tasks/Responsibilities
Chapter Summary
References
Useful Links


The Family
Introduction
Context
Familism
Family Structure
Cohesion and Togetherness
Family Partnerships
Chapter Summary
References


Adjusting and Adapting to Caregiving
Introduction
Stress Models
Double ABCX Model
Resiliency
Chapter Summary
References


Coping Process and Coping Strategies
Introduction
Coping Styles and Strategies
Hope as a Coping Strategy
Coping Ability: Sense of Coherence and General Resistance Resources
Chapter Summary
References


Impact of Caring on Families and Carers
Introduction
Physical Impact
Psychosocial Impact
Caregiver Strain and Burden
Depression
Loss and Grief Associated with Caregiving
Chronic Sorrow
Impact on Family Roles and Relationships
Positive Outcomes of Caregiving
Chapter Summary
References


Providing Support and Interventions for Families and Carers
Introduction
Assessment of Families and Caregivers’ Needs
Interventions to Support Families and Carers
Fostering Hope
Chapter Summary
References
Useful Links


Working with Families and Carers
Introduction
Context of Hospitalisation
Relationships between Nurse and Caregivers
Chapter Summary
References
Useful Links


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781498706728
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (CRC Press)
Publication date: April, 2016
Pages: 216

Subcategories: Midwifery, Nursing, Rehabilitation

MEET THE AUTHOR

Mary E. Braine, D.Prof, MSc, PGCHE, BSc (Hons), Diploma in Nursing (London), RN, senior lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Science, University of Salford, UK


Julie Wray, PhD, MSc, PGCHE, RN, RM, ONC, senior lecturer/user and carer lead, School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Science, University of Salford, UK