Caring in an atmosphere of uncertainty: perspectives and experiences of caregivers of peoples undergoing haemodialysis in Iran

Rabiei, Leili. and Eslami, Ahmad Ali. and Abedi, Heidar Ali. and Masoudi, Reza. and Sharifirad, Gholamreza. (2016) Caring in an atmosphere of uncertainty: perspectives and experiences of caregivers of peoples undergoing haemodialysis in Iran. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 30 (3). pp. 594-601.

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Abstract

Chronic renal failure is one of the major causes of mortality and disability worldwide. Although dialysis treatment is considered as a life-saving treatment for these patients, their caregivers face various problems making the atmosphere of caring uncertain. Aims: This study is aimed to explore and describe the experiences and perspectives of family caregivers of the patients undergoing haemodialysis. Methods: In this study, 20 haemodialysis family caregivers were selected by purposeful sampling. Data gathering techniques in this research were in-depth and unstructured interview and field observation. The researchers used an inductive thematic analysis approach to analysing the interviews' data. Findings: Three main themes emerged from the data indicating the patients' care are conducted in a state of uncertainty including constant struggle to learn, effort and adherence to the divine thread, and in disease's captivity. Conclusions: Caring in an uncertain atmosphere leads to decreased efficiency and quality of family caregivers' care. To promote and improve the efficiency of care, healthcare planners should pay attention to the challenges and perspectives of caregivers of the patients undergoing haemodialysis.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 1
Uncontrolled Keywords: caregivers, challenges, haemodialysis, Iran, uncertainty
Subjects: WJ Urogenital System
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 09:17
Last Modified: 19 May 2018 09:51
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/731

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