The life aspects of families with adults under hemodialytic treatment: The perspective of a family member, who plays a central role in supporting its in the family Keyword: 家族看護 , 家族 , 透析 , 生活 , 慢性腎臓病 , family nursing , family , dialysis , life , CKD pp.54-61
Published Date 2016/4/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.7003200078
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 We present a qualitative descriptive study to help family nursing care by describing various aspects of life for families with a person on dialysis from the viewpoint of the family's main care provider, especially associated with the introduction and continuation of dialysis. The study participants were three wives of men aged 40 to 64 years who had been on dialysis for 1 year or longer.

 To family members, preparing meals for family members on dialysis means preparing meals influencing their life and death; they sought to protect the life of the person on dialysis by protecting their dietary life, assuming the heavy responsibility of providing necessary care for the family member. Furthermore, families provided care by severing their own relationship with others, leading to the realignment of the family system to protect its members. Although families felt at one point that they had lost their future because of the introduction of dialysis, they regained the lost future by accepting life with dialysis, identifying new values in daily activities, and spending time together. Family members provided care to the person on dialysis while they struggle and feel distressed and lost and continued to lead a life with dialysis by changing themselves and their values.

 The various aspects of current family life observed by caregivers reflect the effect of dialysis overlapped with their accumulated family history. The assistance families with a family member on dialysis need are attentive listening to their distress as the family of a person on dialysis, affirmation of what this means to families, promotion of changes within families, and support.

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