Family caregiver perspectives on caring for ventilator-assisted individuals at home.

@article{Evans2012FamilyCP,
  title={Family caregiver perspectives on caring for ventilator-assisted individuals at home.},
  author={Rachel Evans and Michael A Catapano and Dina Brooks and Roger S Goldstein and M{\'o}nica Avenda{\~n}o},
  journal={Canadian respiratory journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={373-9}
}
BACKGROUND The trend of patients who are invasively ventilated to prefer home care is one that benefits both the patient and the health care system. However, this assumes a role for patients' family members to become informal caregivers. OBJECTIVE To explore the impact of caring for a ventilator-assisted individual on informal caregivers. METHODS A descriptive design with semistructured caregiver interviews and the Caregiver Burden Inventory were used. Participants were informal caregivers… CONTINUE READING