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The Meaning of Support as Narrated by Family Carers Who Care for a Senior Relative at Home
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Health Science.
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2006 (English)In: Qualitative Health Research, ISSN 1049-7323, Vol. 16, no 5, 594-610 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The authors´aim in this study is to illuminate the meaning of support as narrated by family members who care for a senior relative at home. Twenty individuals who cared for a senior relative at home participated. Narrative interviews resulted in a text, which the authors analyzed in three recurring phases, naive understanding, structural analysis, and comprehensive understanding, using the phenomenological hermeneutical method. They formulated two themes from the analysis: Experiencing a togetherness with others in caring and Sensingtogetherness with oneself in caring. The meaning of support was understood here as Sensing togetherness. In the comprehensive understanding, the authors further illuminate thismeaning using literature on the concepts of frienship, inner strengt, and manageability through the sense of coherence theory. They provide suggestions for the relevance to practice and further research.

Abstract [sv]

Genom att använda fenomenologisk hermeneutisk metod har författarna analyserat tjugo intervjuer med personer som vårdar en äldre familjemedlem i hemmet för att förstå och klargöra innebörden i begreppet stöd. Nyckelord: Stöd,äldre, upplevd erfarenhet

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Sage Publications , 2006. Vol. 16, no 5, 594-610 p.
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support, family carer, aged, lived experience
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-9246Local ID: diva2:837024
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2007-06-21 Last updated: 2016-09-06Bibliographically approved

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