The grounded theory method was used to explore the psychosocial process of family caregiving to frail elders in Taiwan.
Interview and observation data from 15 family caregivers were analyzed using constant comparative analysis.
Caregivers used the process of finding a balance point to achieve or preserve equilibrium between and within caregiving and family life.
Caregivers who did better in finding a balance point provided better quality care to frail elders.
Caregivers who were good at finding a balance point anticipated competing needs, conceptualized multiple strategies to meet the needs, and predicted accurately the consequences of the strategies.
They described a wide variety of balancing strategies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Milieu familial, Aidant, Soin, Qualité, Taiwan, Asie, Attitude, Comportement, Evaluation, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Family environment, Caregiver, Care, Quality, Taiwan, Asia, Attitude, Behavior, Evaluation, Elderly, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0281519
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 27/11/1998.