NRS 433V Week 3 Topic 3 Benchmark Assignment, Research Critique Part 1, Qualitative Study – Caregiver Burden of Hospice Patients
Hospice caregivers experience an abnormally high rate of stress, both emotionally and physically. They are home, caring for their loved one and often become more of a nurse than a family member. They are having to do things that they never thought they would do. Like lifting, giving medications, changing diapers and giving baths. “Implementing cognitive-behavioral therapies based on identified caregiver thinking patterns will allow hospice social workers to empower caregivers to cope more effectively with the numerous stressors they encounter while caring for a dying loved one” (Washington et al., 2014, p. 244). This paper will examine the study by Washington et al. and critique the research done…….