Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

Award Date

2016

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Kay Foland

Keywords

family caregiver, informal caregiver, Registered Nurse

Abstract

The purpose of this qualitative narrative research study was to explore and bring more attention to the Registered Nurse in the role of informal caregiver to family members. These caregivers are responsible for the care of parents, spouses, and children. The stories shared in this study are not isolated experiences as more and more nurses are placed in the caregiver role outside of their formal professional role. The number of caregiver roles are expected to increase with the increasing numbers of baby boomers and improved life expectancy.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Caregivers.

Nurses -- Family relationships.

Description

Includes bibliographical references (pages 98-116)

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

135

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright © 2016 Julie A. Hansen

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Nursing Commons

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