A phenomenological–hermeneutic study exploring caring responsibility for a chronically ill, older parent with frailty

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A phenomenological–hermeneutic study exploring caring responsibility for a chronically ill, older parent with frailty. / Andersen, Helle Elisabeth; Hoeck, Bente; Nielsen, Dorthe Susanne; Ryg, Jesper; Delmar, Charlotte.

In: Nursing Open, Vol. 7, No. 4, 07.2020, p. 951-960.

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Andersen, Helle Elisabeth ; Hoeck, Bente ; Nielsen, Dorthe Susanne ; Ryg, Jesper ; Delmar, Charlotte. / A phenomenological–hermeneutic study exploring caring responsibility for a chronically ill, older parent with frailty. In: Nursing Open. 2020 ; Vol. 7, No. 4. pp. 951-960.

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title = "A phenomenological–hermeneutic study exploring caring responsibility for a chronically ill, older parent with frailty",
abstract = "Aim: To provide lifeworld insights into experiences of adult children with caring responsibility for an 80+-year-old chronically ill parent with frailty. Background: Informal care is common in Nordic welfare countries; however, little is known about adult children's experience of caring responsibility in this setting. Design: A phenomenological–hermeneutic study based on Reflective Lifeworld Research. Methods: Diaries and semi-structured interviews with 12 adult children. Results: Caring responsibility is identified as “a condition of life, filled with uncertainty.” Three constituents contribute to this phenomenon: (a) balancing love, duty and reciprocity; (b) being the parent's advocate and manager; and (c) experiencing concerns and bodily strain. Conclusion: Adult children work hard to provide care and enhance the well-being of their parent. Heidegger's concept {\textquoteleft}F{\"u}rsorge{\textquoteright} may help us understand how by showing how caring responsibility means balancing different roles vis-{\`a}-vis the parent, one's own life and the health and social systems. Caring responsibility changes the relationship between parent and child.",
keywords = "adult children, caring responsibility, diaries, frailty, illness, interviews, nursing, older parents 80+, phenomenological–hermeneutic, qualitative research",
author = "Andersen, {Helle Elisabeth} and Bente Hoeck and Nielsen, {Dorthe Susanne} and Jesper Ryg and Charlotte Delmar",
year = "2020",
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doi = "10.1002/nop2.467",
language = "English",
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T1 - A phenomenological–hermeneutic study exploring caring responsibility for a chronically ill, older parent with frailty

AU - Andersen, Helle Elisabeth

AU - Hoeck, Bente

AU - Nielsen, Dorthe Susanne

AU - Ryg, Jesper

AU - Delmar, Charlotte

PY - 2020/7

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N2 - Aim: To provide lifeworld insights into experiences of adult children with caring responsibility for an 80+-year-old chronically ill parent with frailty. Background: Informal care is common in Nordic welfare countries; however, little is known about adult children's experience of caring responsibility in this setting. Design: A phenomenological–hermeneutic study based on Reflective Lifeworld Research. Methods: Diaries and semi-structured interviews with 12 adult children. Results: Caring responsibility is identified as “a condition of life, filled with uncertainty.” Three constituents contribute to this phenomenon: (a) balancing love, duty and reciprocity; (b) being the parent's advocate and manager; and (c) experiencing concerns and bodily strain. Conclusion: Adult children work hard to provide care and enhance the well-being of their parent. Heidegger's concept ‘Fürsorge’ may help us understand how by showing how caring responsibility means balancing different roles vis-à-vis the parent, one's own life and the health and social systems. Caring responsibility changes the relationship between parent and child.

AB - Aim: To provide lifeworld insights into experiences of adult children with caring responsibility for an 80+-year-old chronically ill parent with frailty. Background: Informal care is common in Nordic welfare countries; however, little is known about adult children's experience of caring responsibility in this setting. Design: A phenomenological–hermeneutic study based on Reflective Lifeworld Research. Methods: Diaries and semi-structured interviews with 12 adult children. Results: Caring responsibility is identified as “a condition of life, filled with uncertainty.” Three constituents contribute to this phenomenon: (a) balancing love, duty and reciprocity; (b) being the parent's advocate and manager; and (c) experiencing concerns and bodily strain. Conclusion: Adult children work hard to provide care and enhance the well-being of their parent. Heidegger's concept ‘Fürsorge’ may help us understand how by showing how caring responsibility means balancing different roles vis-à-vis the parent, one's own life and the health and social systems. Caring responsibility changes the relationship between parent and child.

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KW - caring responsibility

KW - diaries

KW - frailty

KW - illness

KW - interviews

KW - nursing

KW - older parents 80+

KW - phenomenological–hermeneutic

KW - qualitative research

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