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Care for the aged parents: the theory of filial responsibility.

Paolo Angelo G. Balaga

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For generations, the value of filial responsibility has greatly influenced parent care and the relationship between aged parents and elder children. The aim of this study was to generate a substantive theory on the concepts behind filial responsibility. Initially, in vivo concepts were identified from systematic literature search using the method of qualitative metasynthesis (Sandelowski and Barroso, 2007).  The in vivo concepts were analyzed and synthesized to construct the paradigms and core tenets in the theory of Filial Responsibility. Utilizing hermeneutic phenomenological approach (Van Manen, 1990) and multiple dual-case study analysis (Zucker, 2001), the researcher was able to validate two propositions in the theory of Filial Responsibility from the substantiated findings of the study.

Key Words: filial responsibility - caregiving - old age - metasynthesis - phenomenology - case study

Publication Type
Thesis Degree
MD - PhD
Gerontology Nursing
Publication Date
November 2013
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Cebu Normal University T B171 2013 Abstract Print Format
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