Perceptions of family caregivers on the implementation of the cordial older family nursing model: A qualitative study

Etty Rekawati, Rizkiyani Istifada, Ni Luh Putu Dian Yunita Sari

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Abstract

Objectives: This study aims to understand the perceptions of family members as caregivers on the implementation of the cordial older family nursing model. Method: This study used a qualitative phenomenological study with an in-depth interview. A total of 18 Participants were selected using a purposive sampling technique. The data from the participants was acquired through semi-structured interviews. Subsequently, the data were analyzed using the Colaizzi method. This study has obtained approval from the research ethics committee. Results: This study highlighted five focal themes, include (1) expressed emotions among caregivers, (2) caregivers of the older persons, (3) the impact of the cordial older family nursing model, (4) caregivers’ expression of gratitude toward the older persons, and (5) barriers to providing nursing through the cordial older family nursing model. Conclusion: Family caregivers have some issues concerning how to provide care to older persons in wide-ranging activities. Post implementation of the cordial older family nursing model revealed that family caregivers showed positive values and attitudes such as emotional expression, types and means of care, and appreciation of the older persons.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Caregivers
  • Elderly people
  • Family
  • Geriatric family nursing model
  • Indonesia

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