Caregiving by family and friends of adults receiving dialysis.

  title={Caregiving by family and friends of adults receiving dialysis.},
  author={Heather J Beanlands and Martha Elizabeth Horsburgh and Susan Leading Fox and Anne Howe and Heather Locking-Cusolito and Karen Pare and Christine Thrasher},
  journal={Nephrology nursing journal : journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association},
  volume={32 6},
This study examined the activities of caregivers of adults on dialysis and explored how these behaviors evolved over time. Using a grounded theory methodology, interviews were conducted with 37 caregivers. Caregivers shared a rich repertoire of caregiving abilities and activities that were often supported by a strong knowledge base. Caregiving activities fell into in five interdependent dimensions: appraising, advocating, juggling, routinizing, and coaching. Caregivers also described specific… CONTINUE READING

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