J Korean Gerontol Nurs.  2023 May;25(2):152-162. 10.17079/jkgn.2302.20001.

Family caregivers’ perceived value of caring for older patient: A hybrid model of concept analysis

  • 1Doctoral Course, Graduate Student, Department of Nursing, Graduate School, Inje University, Busan, Korea
  • 2Professor, College of Nursing • Institute of Health Science, Inje University, Busan, Korea


The purpose of this study was to define and clarify the concept of the family caregivers’ perceived value of caring for older patients. Methods: The hybrid model of Schwartz-Barcott and Kim was used to perform the concept analysis of perceived value of caring. Concept analysis was conducted in three phases: the theoretical phase, fieldwork phase, and final analysis phase. Results: The perceived value of caring was found to have four dimensions and nine attributes. The providing care dimension consisted of two attributes—care behavior and care attitude—and the goals and expectation dimension included three attributes—social norms, family norms, and personal norms. The other two dimensions consisted of two attributes each: a belief in usefulness and a belief in meaning in the building beliefs dimension and life expansion and insight into the future in the suffering sublimation dimension. Finally, perceived value of caring can be defined as the personal belief that behavior or attitude of providing physical, mental, and social services to those in need of care is usefulness and important based on one’s goals and criteria, and with the personal effort of sublimating suffering that arises from care. Conclusion: Based on the study findings, it is suggested that the use of the perceived value of caring should expand in nursing phenomena.


Analysis; Proof of concept study; Value-based health care; Caregivers
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