Patricia A Holkup

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Community-based participatory research (CBPR), with its emphasis on joining with the community as full and equal partners in all phases of the research process, makes it an appealing model for research with vulnerable populations. However, the CBPR approach is not without special challenges relating to ethical, cultural, and scientific issues. In this(More)
PURPOSE The Family Care Conference (FCC) is an elder-focused, family-centered, community-based intervention for the prevention and mitigation of elder abuse. It is based on a family conference intervention developed by the Maori people of New Zealand, who determined that Western European ways of working with child welfare issues were undermining such family(More)
The purpose of this study was to provide an in-depth description of the experience of making the decision to place a family member in a special care unit among a diverse sample of family caregivers. To achieve purposive maximum variation of the sample, the sample of 30 family caregivers was chosen from an original study of 256 family caregivers. The sample(More)
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to describe the experience of caring for a family member with Alzheimer's disease or related disorder (ADRD) living at home among a diverse sample of 103 family caregivers. The study involved secondary analysis of in-depth transcribed interview data using van Kaam's rigorous four phase, 12-step(More)
The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe the psychosocial impact and coping processes of normal (negative) results from predictive testing for an inherited neurodegenerative disease. Ten adults with normal results of predictive testing for the Huntington disease (HD) or the Pallido-Ponto-Nigral Degeneration (PPND) gene mutation participated in(More)
Although a support person is required by many centers during the predictive testing protocol for Huntington disease (HD), little is known about the psychosocial impact of predictive testing on persons serving in this role. Eighteen adults who were support persons during predictive HD testing in one HD testing center completed a semi-structured interview to(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this article is to use a cross-cultural model to guide the exploration of common issues and the dynamic interrelationships surrounding entrée to tribal communities as experienced by four nursing research teams. METHOD Members of four research teams discuss the primary lessons learned about successful strategies and challenges(More)
Conducting research with Native American communities poses special challenges from misunderstandings that may arise from the interface of differing cultural worldviews held by the scientific and the Native communities. Although the community-based participatory research approach shows promise for conducting research that can maximize benefits and minimize(More)
The word "aging" is fraught with nuance, both positive and negative. The purpose of this article is to describe the results of a preliminary exploration of the ambiance of the concept of aging in the United States as seen from the perspective of periodical literature from the past century. A convenience sample of professional journals and lay periodicals(More)