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Identifying And Mitigating Caregiver Burnout: The Role Of Adult Day Social Workers, Annika Grafstrom May 2017

Identifying And Mitigating Caregiver Burnout: The Role Of Adult Day Social Workers, Annika Grafstrom

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

This qualitative research study will explore the role of adult day social workers in identifying and mitigating caregiver burnout. To collect data for this study, eight semi-structured interviews with adult day social workers were completed to analyze their experience with caregivers, their role in recognizing burnout and their response to caregivers experiencing burnout. A grounded theory methodology approach will be used to analyze data. This method will use an open-coding process that will lead to selective coding, which will assist in identifying and validating themes and concepts from the participant’s responses to interview questions. The findings from this study ...


The Impact Of Acculturation Among Hmong Caregivers, Mai La Vue May 2017

The Impact Of Acculturation Among Hmong Caregivers, Mai La Vue

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

This research study explores the impact of acculturation among Hmong caregivers within the Twin Cities region, who the Hmong caregivers are today, and what caregiving in the Hmong community looks like today. A sample of four respondents were recruited in the Twin Cities region who are Hmong and are providing care for an older adult in the home. Two surveys were used to analyze the demographics and acculturation of the Hmong Caregivers. A qualitative survey explored how acculturation has impacted the respondents in terms of caregiving. The outcomes of the study indicated that majority of the caregivers were women who ...


Benefits Of Adult Day Services For Dementia Caregivers: A Systematic Review, Jessie Sorvaag Marg May 2017

Benefits Of Adult Day Services For Dementia Caregivers: A Systematic Review, Jessie Sorvaag Marg

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Dementia is a growing problem in the world; not only for those with the disease, but also for their families, friends, and caregivers. Adult day services can provide much needed respite for caregivers of people with dementia. This systematic review was devised to answer the question: what are the benefits of and how effective is adult day services as a form of respite for caregivers of persons with dementia? Searches for peer reviewed articles in SocINDEX, Social Work Abstracts, PsycINFO, and PubMed were performed using the terms “adult day services” or “adult day care” or “adult day health care” AND ...


Effects Of Mind And Body Interventions On Family Dementia Caregivers: A Systematic Review, Katherine C. Johnson May 2016

Effects Of Mind And Body Interventions On Family Dementia Caregivers: A Systematic Review, Katherine C. Johnson

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Family members caring for a loved one with dementia encounter a multitude of physical and psychological stressors. Current interventions address some of these concerns, but are not adequate to address the daily psychological stress that leads so many dementia caregivers to anxiety and depression. The current review selects empirical research from the past twelve years on the effects of mind and body interventions on family dementia caregivers and finds that, while intervention type varies widely, overall results suggest that MBSR and yoga-based methods implemented for eight weeks can have a beneficial impact on caregiver anxiety, depression, mood, stress, and quality ...


The Effects Of Caregiver Substance Abuse On School Performance: A Systematic Review, Kelsey Knutson May 2016

The Effects Of Caregiver Substance Abuse On School Performance: A Systematic Review, Kelsey Knutson

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

The purpose of this systematic review was to identify how a school-aged child’s school performance is affected by having a primary caregiver who abuses substances. It is important for social workers to understand what behaviors indicate concerns about substance abuse in the child’s home because social workers can work on interventions to best support the child. Ten studies met inclusion criteria for the systematic review. The findings demonstrated that children living with a caregiver who abuses substances tend to be more often truant, have an increase in externalized behaviors in the classroom, and lower academic performance. The findings ...


Systematic Review: Coping And Supports Of Family Caregivers For Adults With Serious Mental Illness, Sheryl A. Cotton May 2015

Systematic Review: Coping And Supports Of Family Caregivers For Adults With Serious Mental Illness, Sheryl A. Cotton

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Caring for a loved one with serious mental illness is a challenging role to be in. The purpose of this systematic literature review is to integrate the current literature which values the viewpoint of the caregiver regarding their own strength perspective of discovering what coping skills and support systems they have found to be beneficial. The studies included in the review were peer reviewed empirical, qualitative and quantitative studies, representing several countries and age groups. Inclusionary terms for this study included: “chronic mental illness” or “mental illness”, some version of the word caregiver, family, related, adapt, cope and long-term. Exclusionary ...


The Caregiver Experience: Raising A Child With A Mental Health Condition, Kelly Mwei May 2015

The Caregiver Experience: Raising A Child With A Mental Health Condition, Kelly Mwei

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Caring for a child with a diagnosed mental health condition not only affects the child, but impacts the caregivers of these children in a variety of ways. The purpose of this project was to explore caregivers’ experiences raising a child with a diagnosed mental health condition, specifically looking at what supports and services are available to them, how these services and supports are utilized, and what challenges and barriers they encounter. Using a qualitative design, six participants (five professional and one familiar caregiver) were interviewed regarding their experience assisting in or raising a child with a mental health condition. Data ...