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HERDIN Record #: R07-CNU-17070811445419

Elderly care theory: a synergy of culture, process and the caring agent.

Daisy R. Palompon

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This study explored the meaning of the elderly caring experiences of nurses and caregivers in a private elderly facility. Using Hermeneutic phenomenology the study interviewed ten informants and data gathered were analyzed using NVivo, a qualitative data analysis software. Findings revealed four themes: a) My mission, my passion; b) My Challenge, my victory; c) Caring beyond boundaries and d) My life, my salvation. The study concluded that the caring self of the care providers consist of three dimensions of caring: confident care, strategic care and enduring care. This became the basis in the development of a theory that states that the caring self is the foundation of all the caring experiences that enables one to become an effective care provider, otherwise known as the care agent. 

Publication Type
Thesis Degree
Gerontology Nursing
Publication Date
August 2016
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