The Role of Nurses to Promote Agency and Stress Reduction in Family Caregivers of Patients Experiencing Neurologic Problems

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จุฬาวรี ชัยวงค์นาคพันธ์
ศิริกาญจน์ จินาวิน
วราภรณ์ ยศทวี
กชพร พงษ์แต้
เจษฎาภรณ์ อิกำเหนิด


          Caregiving of patients experiencing neurologic problems can be physically, psychologically, economically, and technically demanding as well as challenging for caregivers. Caregivers, often family members, inevitably experience stress due to long-term and constant demands of care for these patients which in turn compromises quality of care. Based on Orem’s Self-Care Theory, this article aims to identify nurse’s roles in promoting agency and stress reduction of caregivers of patients experiencing neurologic problems. We present a framework for agency promotion and stress reduction among caregivers. We also highlight outcomes of the development of caregivers’ agency and stress reduction.


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