Family Perspective (family + perspective)

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Selected Abstracts

Physicians "Missing in Action": Family Perspectives on Physician and Staffing Problems in End-of-Life Care in the Nursing Home

Renée R. Shield PhD
Objectives: To understand the roles of physicians and staff in nursing homes in relation to end-of-life care through narrative interviews with family members close to a decedent. Design: Qualitative follow-up interviews with 54 respondents who had participated in an earlier national survey of 1,578 informants. Setting: Brown University interviewers conducted telephone interviews with participants throughout the United States. Participants: The 54 participants agreed to a follow-up qualitative interview and were family members or close to the decedent. Measurements: A five-member, multidisciplinary team to identify overarching themes taped, transcribed, and then coded interviews. Results: Respondents report that healthcare professionals often insufficiently address the needs of dying patients in nursing homes and that "missing in action" physicians and insufficient staffing create extra burdens on dying nursing home residents and their families. Conclusion: Sustained efforts to increase the presence of physicians and improve staffing in nursing homes are suggested to improve end-of-life care for dying residents in nursing homes. [source]

Living with Type 2 diabetes: a family perspective

P. White
Abstract Aim To explore the beliefs, attitudes and perceptions of adults with Type 2 diabetes and their family members. Methods Focus groups were conducted with: (i) people with good diabetes control (HbA1c < 7.0%); (ii) their family members; (iii) people with poor diabetes control (HbA1c > 8.5%); and (iv) their family members. Results There were no discernible differences between those with good and poor diabetes control or between the family members of each group. Overall, family members perceived diabetes to be more serious and as having a greater impact on daily life than those with the illness. Those with diabetes were unaware of this heightened concern and had a more relaxed approach to living with diabetes. The lack of information and perceived knowledge about diabetes impacted upon participants' causal attributions about the illness and its perceived severity. Conclusions Diabetes is an illness that affects both individuals and families. There is a need for further investigation into the impact that family members have on the management of diabetes. [source]

What Would You Sacrifice?

Access to Top Management, life Balance, the Work
This article is based on a current research, combining quantitative (human resources figures and statistics) and qualitative data (60 interviews with career managers, top managers and high potential talents, both men and women), conducted in a major French utility company on the subject of diversity and more specifically on the issue of women's access to top management positions. The main purpose of this research is to understand the difficulties women may encounter in the course of their occupational career linked to organizational aspects, including the ,glass ceiling' processes, informal norms related to management positions (such as time and mobility constraints) and social and cultural representations attached to leadership. The other perspective of this research focuses on the different strategies women and men build either to conform to the organizational norms or bypass them. The issue of work,life balance are therefore addressed both from a corporate/organizational standpoint and an individual and family perspective. [source]

Work and family perspectives from research university faculty

Kelly Ward
Having a child creates priorities, adds perspective, and helps women to be clear about what they can do (and what they are willing to do) to succeed as a faculty member. [source]