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Caregiving: concept analysis and outcomes
Scholarly inquiry for nursing practice
  • Elizabeth A Swanson, University of Iowa
  • Deborah P Schoenfelder, University of Iowa
  • Janet Specht, University of Iowa
  • M. L. Johnson
  • Meridean Maas, University of Iowa
  • D. Saylor
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
1-1-1997
NLM Title Abbreviation
Sch Inq Nurs Pract
PubMed ID
9188270
Abstract

More than ever before, caregiving has become a salient public policy issue. A number of recent and anticipated demographic, economic and social changes have occurred that make it imperative for researchers to critically examine the impact of caregiving on family caregivers' health, behavior, emotions, and social status. Researchers at the University of Iowa College of Nursing are working to classify standardized nursing-sensitive patient outcomes for use in language development, practice, research, and education to evaluate the effectiveness of nursing interventions and clinical nursing services. This article focuses on family caregiving and the analysis of caregiver role performance in both direct and indirect care, linking outcomes and indicators, to enable nurses to promote the health of caregivers.

Keywords
  • Caregivers/psychology,
  • Family/psychology,
  • Focus Groups,
  • Health Promotion,
  • Home Nursing/classification,
  • Humans,
  • Models,
  • Nursing,
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care),
  • Role
Published Article/Book Citation
Scholarly inquiry for nursing practice, 11:1 (1997) pp.65-76; discussion 77-9.
Disciplines
Citation Information
Elizabeth A Swanson, Deborah P Schoenfelder, Janet Specht, M. L. Johnson, et al.. "Caregiving: concept analysis and outcomes" Scholarly inquiry for nursing practice Vol. 11 Iss. 1 (1997) p. 65 - 76; discussion 77-9 ISSN: 0889-7182
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/elizabeth_swanson/4/