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dc.contributor.authorDuthie, Andrew J.
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Stroke is the third largest cause of death in New Zealand and is a major cause of disability. While a lot is known about the stroke survivor and the primary caregiver, little is known about how stroke affects the survivor’s wider family. Aims: This study’s aim is to investigate the lived experience of being a family member of someone who has had a stroke, over the period of six months from the initial stroke. It is part of a larger longitudinal four year project exploring the stroke family lifeworld. Method: The method used was hermeneutic phenomenology as guided by Max van Manen (1997). Results: The stroke survivor is not the only person who needs care. The overarching theme is duty of care. There are three sub-themes: care is ‘different for different people’; there are care ‘expectations of self and expectations of others’; and care brings ‘strain’. All are significant in the family experience. The family have expectations and obligations of their own duty of care and these are also influenced by sources outside the family. In addition there are considerations of fairness regarding the sometimes competing needs of the survivor and the caregiver. Conclusion: Strains on the family change over time. Competing values of mercy and fairness within this family take up time and risk disengagement of the family from the stroke survivor’s progress.en_NZ
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dc.subjectcerebrovascular diseaseen_NZ
dc.subjectstroke (cerebrovascular accident)en_NZ
dc.subjectfamily careen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectcare giversen_NZ
dc.titleStroke duties : a hermeneutic enquiry into family experience six months post-strokeen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ of Osteopathyen_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden111707 Family Careen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden110201 Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationDuthie, A.J. (2013) Stroke duties : a hermeneutic enquiry into family experience six months post-stroke. An unpublished thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Osteopathy.en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalRoy, Dianne
unitec.advisor.associatedNiven, Elizabeth

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