Social support among family caregivers who attend hospice virtual group counseling sessions: Facilitators and barriers to attending these sessions
Katherine M Hertzfeld, DNP, RN, NP-C
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The National Hospice and Palliative Care organization has identified that a majority of its estimated 1.43 million patients in 2016 were cared for by family members. Studies show that these family caregivers often suffer poor health outcomes if they do not receive enough social support during the grieving process following their family members’ death. Attending group counseling sessions can provide social support if the family caregiver is willing to attend. The Transtheoretical Model (TTM) indicates changes in health behavior and can facilitate individuals to attend group counseling sessions. The purpose of this evidence-based practice project is to identify the level of social support among family caregivers who attend Hospice virtual group counseling sessions and to identify facilitators and barriers to attending these sessions. The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) was developed specifically to measure perceived social support and was employed to measure this construct among family caregivers during the grieving process following their family members’ death. No significant correlation between demographic variables and the measures of social support were measured. The qualitative findings indicated that the family caregivers were primarily in the helping relationships process of change.
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