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A thematic analysis of Korean family caregivers' experiences in making the decision to place a family member with dementia in a long‐term care facility

A thematic analysis of Korean family caregivers' experiences in making the decision to place a... The purpose of this study was to provide an in‐depth description of 19 Korean family caregivers' experiences in making the decision to place a family member with dementia in a Korean long‐term care facility. A total of 656 themes (descriptive statements) were identified and synthesized into 17 topics using Luborsky's method for thematic analysis. The topics were synthesized into four patterns: (a) feeling exhausted; (b) deep sorrow; (c) fractured relationships; and (d) apprehension. The findings enhance the capacity of health care professionals and the public to understand more fully, how caregiving experiences differ by cultural context. The findings contribute to understanding family caregiving experiences in a country in transition from a traditional society based on Confucianism to a Westernized society. © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 27:345–356, 2004 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Nursing & Health Wiley

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
ISSN
0160-6891
eISSN
1098-240X
DOI
10.1002/nur.20031
pmid
15362145
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to provide an in‐depth description of 19 Korean family caregivers' experiences in making the decision to place a family member with dementia in a Korean long‐term care facility. A total of 656 themes (descriptive statements) were identified and synthesized into 17 topics using Luborsky's method for thematic analysis. The topics were synthesized into four patterns: (a) feeling exhausted; (b) deep sorrow; (c) fractured relationships; and (d) apprehension. The findings enhance the capacity of health care professionals and the public to understand more fully, how caregiving experiences differ by cultural context. The findings contribute to understanding family caregiving experiences in a country in transition from a traditional society based on Confucianism to a Westernized society. © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 27:345–356, 2004

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Research in Nursing & HealthWiley

Published: Oct 1, 2004

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