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Standing guard - being a relative to a hospitalised, elderly person

Lindhardt, Tove LU ; Bolmsjö, Ingrid LU and Rahm Hallberg, Ingalill LU (2006) In Journal of Aging Studies 20(2). p.133-149
Abstract
Caregiving relatives continue to feel primarily responsible for the care and well-being of elderly persons, when they are admitted to hospital. Although involvement of relatives in decision-making is rare, and the hospitalisation therefore may be a frustrating experience, little is known of relatives, experience of the hospitalisation of elderly persons from a life-world perspective. In this phenomenological Study, hospital admission was a time of crisis and possible transition for the relatives, and the encounter with the professional system added to the relatives' emotional and physical burden. They felt responsible for protecting the elderly person and ensuring they received sufficient care. The history of the relationship and care was... (More)
Caregiving relatives continue to feel primarily responsible for the care and well-being of elderly persons, when they are admitted to hospital. Although involvement of relatives in decision-making is rare, and the hospitalisation therefore may be a frustrating experience, little is known of relatives, experience of the hospitalisation of elderly persons from a life-world perspective. In this phenomenological Study, hospital admission was a time of crisis and possible transition for the relatives, and the encounter with the professional system added to the relatives' emotional and physical burden. They felt responsible for protecting the elderly person and ensuring they received sufficient care. The history of the relationship and care was the frame of reference in which the hospital stay of the elderly person was reflected and understood. Feelings, roles and experiences were brought into the hospital setting and formed the basis for the relatives' expectations, values and conducts there. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. (Less)
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phenomenology, professional-family relations, collaboration, lived experience, decision making, aging parents, adult children, caregivers psychosocial factors, elderly, hospitalised, aged, family relations, relatives family attitudes, family role
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Journal of Aging Studies
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20
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2
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133 - 149
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Elsevier
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0890-4065
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10.1016/j.jaging.2005.06.001
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English
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  abstract     = {Caregiving relatives continue to feel primarily responsible for the care and well-being of elderly persons, when they are admitted to hospital. Although involvement of relatives in decision-making is rare, and the hospitalisation therefore may be a frustrating experience, little is known of relatives, experience of the hospitalisation of elderly persons from a life-world perspective. In this phenomenological Study, hospital admission was a time of crisis and possible transition for the relatives, and the encounter with the professional system added to the relatives' emotional and physical burden. They felt responsible for protecting the elderly person and ensuring they received sufficient care. The history of the relationship and care was the frame of reference in which the hospital stay of the elderly person was reflected and understood. Feelings, roles and experiences were brought into the hospital setting and formed the basis for the relatives' expectations, values and conducts there. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Lindhardt, Tove and Bolmsjö, Ingrid and Rahm Hallberg, Ingalill},
  issn         = {0890-4065},
  keyword      = {phenomenology,professional-family relations,collaboration,lived experience,decision making,aging parents,adult children,caregivers psychosocial factors,elderly,hospitalised,aged,family relations,relatives family attitudes,family role},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {133--149},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Journal of Aging Studies},
  title        = {Standing guard - being a relative to a hospitalised, elderly person},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaging.2005.06.001},
  volume       = {20},
  year         = {2006},
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