Dissertation - Open Access
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
family caregiver, informal caregiver, Registered Nurse
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
Nurses -- Family relationships.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 98-116)
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Copyright © 2016 Julie A. Hansen
Hansen, Julie A., "The Nurse as a Family Caregiver: Their Experience, Their Story" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 1089.