Title

A thematic analysis of the self-care practices of caregivers in a caregiving organization for children with special needs

Added Title

Self-care practices of caregivers

Date of Publication

2017

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology

Subject Categories

Psychology

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Gerald B. Penaranda

Defense Panel Member

Ysabel Yujuico

Abstract/Summary

Numerous studies on caregiving focus on the burnout and stress aspects of caregiving. However, the self-care aspect of caregiving has yet to be conducted. The purpose of this study is to explore and understand as to how caregivers take care of themselves amidst the challenges they face in their work. Data was collected from six caregivers who shared their experiences thru semi-structured interviews. Using thematic analysis, the researchers were able to identify a total of six master themes: caregivers in distress, self-care strategies, taking care of self before others, self-care in action, balancing needs of self and others, and unexpected turn of events. The data from this study suggest that self-care practices are used as means to perform caregiver responsibilities effectively. It is expected that the themes found in the study will provide practitioners, companies and organizational leaders a realization of the importance of self-care to their own nurses, employees and caregivers and hopefully, can lead to the identification and implementation of self-care programs and mental health awareness programs.

Abstract Format

html

Note

Self-care practices of caregivers.

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU19929

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

117 leaves; 29 cm.

Keywords

Caregivers -- Philippines; Self-care, Health -- Philippines

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