Myonghwa Park

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The purpose of this study was to provide an in-depth description of 19 Korean family caregivers' experiences in making the decision to place a family member with dementia in a Korean long-term care facility. A total of 656 themes (descriptive statements) were identified and synthesized into 17 topics using Luborsky's method for thematic analysis. The topics(More)
Anticipation of increased numbers of older persons throughout the coming decades who will require care and assistance with chronic illnesses and functional deficits has correspondingly increased awareness of the need for nursing research to support best geriatric nursing practices. Although badly needed, research in nursing homes presents challenges. This(More)
BACKGROUND Many older people with dementia are admitted to acute care settings suffering from comorbidities. These and their treatments can lead to confusion in these patients, adding to their existing cognitive deficits, and this may not be recognized by care staff. The care of such patients is complex and requires multidisciplinary team input. The(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the increasing number of individuals with dementia relocated from caregiving at home to a nursing home, there is only a small body of literature examining the influence of institutional family-oriented practices on family member perceptions of care and family-staff relationships. OBJECTIVE The study tested the effects of the Family(More)
Older adults are more likely to be restrained during hospital stays than are younger individuals. Use of physical restraints significantly undermines quality patient care and represents substandard care. Rather than using restraints, nursing staff should determine the source of the patient's behaviors through comprehensive assessment and try to detect(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine nursing staff stress with their caregiving roles and attitudes toward family members of nursing home residents in Korea. METHODS The sample consisted of 267 nursing staff members from 10 long-term care facilities. Participants completed the Caregiver Stress Inventory and the Attitudes About Family(More)
PURPOSE This study was conducted to develop an education program for safe drug use in the rural elderly and to measure the effect of the program. METHOD This study utilized a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design. The subjects of this study consisted of 40 older persons who were more than 65 years old and lived in G and C meon, Y gun,(More)
BACKGROUND Caregiver burden is a complex and multidimensional construct. Although previous studies have explored numerous factors associated with caregiver burden, these factors have not been identified with a large population-based sample in a theory-based multidimensional way. This study explores multidimensional determinants associated with family(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this systematic review was to assess the effects of family support programs on caregiving burden, depression, and stress in family caregivers of people with dementia. METHODS A literature search was conducted of electronic databases to identify randomized controlled studies with family support programs done between 2000 and 2014.(More)
This article describes six instruments developed for programs of research testing nursing interventions for individuals with dementia in Special Care Units and their family and staff caregivers. The Functional Abilities Checklist measures the functional abilities of residents with dementia. The Family Perceptions of Care Tool assesses family member(More)