The Plight of American Family Caregivers: Implications for Nursing

Margaret Hortenstine Brackley

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The author conducted a phenomenological study to learn about the caregiving experience. In sharing their stories, the caregivers (N = 10) reported common themes. The author discusses how psychiatric mental health nurses might become sensitive to the needs of caregivers and their families, how public policy is failing the American caregiver, and how nurses can become the caregiver's advocate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-20
Number of pages7
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health


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