Title of Work
Experiences of caregivers caring for a family member who is using hemodialysis
In this qualitative phenomenological study using a purposive sample, six caregivers of patients on hemodialysis were interviewed about their experiences of caring for a family member who uses hemodialysis. Six major themes and 12 subthemes were identified. Perceptions of caregivers are that caregiving is hard work and stressful; however, caregivers found the experience to be meaningful, even though the stress may interfere with their own health status. Study limitations include a small sample that may not represent the entirety of caregivers' perspectives. Implications for practice include developing informal and formal support systems and exercise programs that help this population manage the stress associated with caregiving for family members using hemodialysis.
Turner, Christine and Finch Guthrie, Patricia, "Experiences of caregivers caring for a family member who is using hemodialysis" (2020). Interprofessional Education Faculty Scholarship. 15.