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Strengthening Resilience of Family Caregiving for the Elderly through Religious Coping Approach: From Philosophy to Gerontological Family Nursing Practice

Version 1 : Received: 14 April 2022 / Approved: 15 April 2022 / Online: 15 April 2022 (10:38:34 CEST)

How to cite: Masruroh, N.L. Strengthening Resilience of Family Caregiving for the Elderly through Religious Coping Approach: From Philosophy to Gerontological Family Nursing Practice. Preprints 2022, 2022040143 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202204.0143.v1). Masruroh, N.L. Strengthening Resilience of Family Caregiving for the Elderly through Religious Coping Approach: From Philosophy to Gerontological Family Nursing Practice. Preprints 2022, 2022040143 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202204.0143.v1).

Abstract

This article presents an overview of the philosophical and theoretical foundations of the Family Resilience, The Resiliency Model of Family Stress, the Adjustment, and Adaptation Model in families caring for the elderly, The Concept of Religious Coping and its application in order to strengthen family resilience. It is based on the phenomenon the increasing elderly population worldwide has become a global problem, along with the fact that the extension of life expectancy in a person is also accompanied by a decrease in function due to degenerative processes, that require complex health care services. So far, the family is still the primary care setting of choice in the care of the elderly. However, as an informal caregiver, the family also has many limitations that cause the burden of caring for the elderly to become a source of stress in itself. Hence, it impacts the quality of care and the quality of life of the elderly themselves. Meanwhile, from various sources, it is known that religious coping is one of the sources of overcoming stress. So that a strategy is needed to strengthen family resilience in accepting the responsibility of health care for the elderly with a religious coping approach.

Keywords

Family Resilience; Caregiving; Elderly; Religious Coping; Nursing Philosophy

Subject

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Applied Psychology

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