Mexican American intergenerational caregiving model

Socorro Escandón

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Abstract

This study employed grounded theory to formulate a conceptual model of intergenerational caregiving among Mexican American families. The sample consisted of 10 Mexican American caregivers of various generations older than 21 who provided at least one intermittent service (without pay at least once a month) to an elder, related through consanguinal or acquired kinship ties. The inductively generated theory of role acceptance is composed of four phases: (a) introduction - early caregiving experiences, (b) role reconciliation, (c) role imprint, and (d) providing or projecting care. This model can be used to study varied generations of Mexican American caregivers. It also provides a framework for comparison with other groups of caregivers. The results can help in designing nursing interventions to support caregivers based on understanding the issues, to create and design systems that address the varying and ever-changing needs of informal caregivers, and to assist in the formulation of policy that supports Mexican American caregivers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)564-585
Number of pages22
JournalWestern Journal of Nursing Research
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

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  • Caregivers
  • Grounded theory
  • Hispanic
  • Intergenerational

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Escandón, Socorro. / Mexican American intergenerational caregiving model. In: Western Journal of Nursing Research. 2006 ; Vol. 28, No. 5. pp. 564-585.
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