Gaining Experience Over Time: The Family Caregivers’ Perception of Patients with a Tracheostomy in Home Care

Daraie, Saied and Hasanvand, Shirin and Goudarzi, Fateme and Rassouli, Maryam (2021) Gaining Experience Over Time: The Family Caregivers’ Perception of Patients with a Tracheostomy in Home Care. Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research.


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Background: The transition of tracheostomy patients to the home poses many challenges for both the patient and the family. Identifying and understanding the experiences of family caregivers pave the road for discovering and meeting care needs. This study has been aimed to explain the experiences of family caregivers of patients with a tracheostomy about patient care at home. Materials and Methods: This qualitative study was conducted using a conventional content analysis approach from September 2018 to January 2019. Participants included nine family caregivers and one professional caregiver who were selected through purposive sampling method. The in‑depth interviews were conducted at home or in health centers using feld notes. Data were recorded manually and analyzed using the fve‑step method proposed by Granehim and Lundman. Results: The data led to the emergence of 1591 initial codes, 23 subcategories, and 6 categories. Categories include the need for training, the need for receiving care support, care challenges, care burden, gaining experience, hope, and inner satisfaction. Conclusions: In this study, the family caregivers faced with lots of challenges in caring patients with tracheostomy so that they were in needs of training and support from professionals. Although they got skillful in care and endure burden, they were so hopeful and satisfed with their attempts. Hence, there is a need for offcial nongovernmental organizations with the aim of maintaining care and protecting their families. Keywords: Caregivers, family, home nursing, IRAN, nurses, tracheostomy

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2021 05:18
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2021 05:18

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