The Post-caregiving Health Model: A Theoretical Framework for Understanding the Health of Former Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia
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Presently, there is a dearth of theoretical models to guide research on the population of former dementia caregivers. The purpose of this article is to describe the development of the Post-caregiving Health Model and its potential for generating a more nuanced understanding of the health of family caregivers following the death of a care recipient with dementia. The model highlights the impact of personal and environmental characteristics, appraisal, coping, and emotion on long-term health outcomes in this population and offers a viable framework for studying long-term health outcomes among caregivers following the care recipient's death.
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Advances in Nursing Science
Magan, Kristin C., Mary K. McCurry, Kristen A. Sethares, Meg Bourbonniere, Salimah H. Meghani, and Karen B. Hirschman. "The Post-caregiving Health Model: A Theoretical Framework for Understanding the Health of Former Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia." Advances in Nursing Science 43, 4 (2020): 292-305. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000316.