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Interventions That Support Caregivers Of Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review, Melissa Franzen May 2017

Interventions That Support Caregivers Of Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review, Melissa Franzen

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

The problem is that many caregivers face isolation, depression and ambiguous grief in caring for a veteran with a TBI. Previous research has indicated that there are challenges that caregivers face in caring for a veteran with a TBI. A systematic review was done to answer the question, what are the effective social work practices for caregivers with a veteran who has a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Articles were reviewed from the timeframe of 1997 to 2015. These articles covered TBI, veterans, caregivers, military populations and civilian populations. From the research, there were six social work treatments and four interventions ...


Clinician Support To Caregivers Of Children With A Mental Health Disorder, Lauren Gavin May 2017

Clinician Support To Caregivers Of Children With A Mental Health Disorder, Lauren Gavin

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

The type of support clinicians’ offer and provide to caregivers whose children have mental health disorder is an important topic for mental health professionals to consider in their own practice. The purpose of this qualitative research study was to gain insight in to how clinicians’ support caregivers of children with mental health needs initially and over the course of their child’s treatment. The researcher audio recorded a semi-structured interview with four mental health professionals. The researcher transcribed the interviews and conducted a qualitative analysis on the results. The researcher and research chair identified five major themes from the data ...


Support For Caregivers After The Loss Of The Caregiving Role, Judith Johnson May 2016

Support For Caregivers After The Loss Of The Caregiving Role, Judith Johnson

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

By 2030, it is expected that older adults will account for one out of every five Americans (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013). With older adults living longer, and living with chronic illnesses and cognitive impairments, comes a greater demand for caregivers and services to support those in this role. The stress of caregiving, including its negative impact on physical, social and mental well-being, is well documented in the literature (Toseland, 1990). Formal services to support the caregiver and address the negative effects are widely available. Fewer studies have examined the need for services following the loss of the ...


The Experiences Of Huntington’S Disease Caregivers, Alisa Kanuit May 2015

The Experiences Of Huntington’S Disease Caregivers, Alisa Kanuit

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a genetic, inherited, and terminal neurological disorder that affects both physical and mental capacities. The most recent estimates state that 1 in every 10,000 Americans has HD and more than 250,000 are at risk of inheriting the disease from a parent (Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 2013). Caregivers can be defined as informal or formal. Informal caregivers are typically family members such as spouses, children, or siblings. Formal caregivers are paid, professional caregivers. Family members often become caregivers for diagnosed individuals, however, the need for formal and paid care increases as the ...


Caregivers’ Perceptions Of Day Treatment Programs, Julie Lochen May 2015

Caregivers’ Perceptions Of Day Treatment Programs, Julie Lochen

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

This paper addresses the mental health concerns of millions of children across the United States; especially those with diagnosis of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. This researcher used a qualitative research design to obtain the perceptions of caregivers who have children placed in day treatment programs. This researcher used an exploratory design with action research theory. Action research theory was used in the hopes that clinicians would empower clients, caregivers, and families. The researcher used an open-ended interview technique to collect data through a qualitative questionnaire with participants, lasting about 15 minutes. The questions that were asked pertained to the perceptions ...


The Experiences Of Latino Parents As They Navigate Care For A Child With Autism, Emily Tibbetts May 2015

The Experiences Of Latino Parents As They Navigate Care For A Child With Autism, Emily Tibbetts

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

This qualitative study explored the experiences of Latino caregivers as they navigate care for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Six caregivers participated in a semi-standardized interview containing 14 questions. The data obtained was analyzed using a phenomenological approach to find common themes in the participants’ experiences. Findings were organized into two broad themes and sub-themes of positive experiences with service access and delivery and negative experiences with service access and delivery. The sub-themes of positive experiences were as follows: communication, support systems, collaboration, education, and luck. The sub-themes of negative experiences were language access and interpretation, lack of ...