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Family-centered care with visitor limitations

Communication and support for patients and family members can be challenging, especially when in-person visitation is limited or eliminated entirely. This article discusses how healthcare teams can promote family- centered care during periods of limited visitation.

Mon, 05/30/2022 - 16:39

Enhancing Residents' Warmth in Greeting Caregivers: An Inpatient Intervention to Improve Family-Centered Communication

Background: Hospitals are increasingly motivated to improve the patient and family experience and increase patient satisfaction scores. The manner by which a provider greets patients and their families sets the tone for the hospital stay. This study aimed to improve residents' greetings of caregivers in the inpatient pediatric setting to improve family-centered communication. Methods: The study was conducted from October 2017 to April 2018 at a single, urban children's hospital on a unit with patients primarily, 5 years old.

Tue, 02/22/2022 - 12:48

Depressive Symptom Trajectories in Family Caregivers of Stroke Survivors During First Year of Caregiving

Background: The purpose of this study was to identify patterns of depressive symptom trajectory and examine the associations of the symptom trajectory with caregiving burden, family function, social support, and perceived health status of caregivers of stroke survivors during the first year of caregiving after discharge from rehabilitation center.

Wed, 02/02/2022 - 16:54

Comfort Needs of Cancer Family Caregivers in Outpatient Palliative Care

Background: Rapid expansion of outpatient palliative care has been fueled by the growing number of people living with cancer and other chronic illnesses whose symptoms are largely managed in the community rather than inpatient settings. Nurses and other palliative care professionals support seriously ill patients and their families, yet little research has specifically examined the needs of cancer family caregivers receiving services from outpatient palliative care teams.

Mon, 01/31/2022 - 18:21

Challenges and complexities of meeting family needs in the intensive care unit

Whether a planned or unexpected admission, having a relative in the intensive care unit (ICU) can be a time of turmoil and extreme stress for family members as well as patients.

Thu, 01/27/2022 - 16:15

Central Vascular Access Device Complications in Pediatric Home Care Patients Managed by Family Caregivers or Nurses

Background: There is a paucity of data regarding complications and outcomes of central vascular access devices (CVADs) in pediatric home care patients. Unlike hospital and clinic settings, home care patients commonly receive catheter care and accesses by family caregivers rather than nurses. Design: This 2-year prospective study compared complications and outcomes of 222 CVADs managed by nurses or family caregivers.

Thu, 01/27/2022 - 15:51

Care burden dimensions of informal caregivers having patients with bipolar disorder (challenges and alternatives) (qualitative study)

Background: Taking care of patients with bipolar disorder (BD) makes critical challenges for their informal caregivers (ICGs) and forces them to tolerate considerable burden. This qualitative study explored the dimensions of ICGs' care burden (CB) based on their own experiences and the patients' therapists. Materials and methods: This is a qualitative study which was conducted based on conventional content analysis through semistructured and in-depth interviews.

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 16:09

Burdens and Educational Needs of Informal Caregivers of Older Adults With Urinary Incontinence: An Internet-Based Study

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the burden and educational needs of informal caregivers of care-dependent older adults with urinary incontinence (UI). Design: A cross-sectional, descriptive survey of informal caregivers recruited through Google Ads was performed. Methods: An online survey, including the Overactive Bladder-Family Impact Measure, was used to assess five areas of the experience of the informal caregiver that may be affected by caring for a person with UI and their educational needs.

Sat, 01/15/2022 - 14:32

Spiritual aspects of the family caregivers' experiences when caring for a community-dwelling adult with severe mental illness: a qualitative systematic review protocol

Review Question: What are the spiritual aspects of family caregivers' experiences when caring for a community-dwelling adult with severe mental illness?;

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 14:08

Quality of Life Among Primary Family Caregivers of Patients with Heart Failure in Southwest China

Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the quality of life (QOL) and to identify the factors (characteristics of patients and caregivers, caregiver burden, self-efficacy, and social support) related to QOL among family caregivers of patients with heart failure (HF) in Southwest China.; Design: The study had a cross-sectional descriptive design.; Methods: Patients and their family caregiver dyads (N = 251) in three hospitals in Chengdu were recruited from April 2013 to September 2014. Data were collected by in-person interviews.

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 13:00

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