Helping Carers Care: An Exploratory Study of Factors Impacting Informal Family Carers and Their Use of Aged Care Services

AbstractThis exploratory study considered the role of informal carers and their decision-making regarding various aged care services that supposedly support their ageing relatives. Consideration was given to the stressors and overall well-being of informal carers and the support services they did or did not receive during their time of caregiving. A questionnaire was utilised to gain exploratory quantitative and qualitative data plus basic demographic information from informal carers who connected with a single caregiver association based in Victoria, Australia. Several themes emerged from the analysis of data regarding carer well-being, carer decision-making and carer relationships —particularly with respect to the various authorities and organisations ostensibly responsible for supporting carers. While the majority of participants indicated a religious association, nevertheless spiritual considerations were not stress factors paramount in their decision-making or their crit icism of carer support services. Other concerns dominated such as the need of having appropriate practical support, better case management, organisational transparency and greater recognition of the role of informal carers. Although this research was isolated to a particular locality, carers in simi lar situations globally have indicated comparable stresses and challenges further indicating that greater accountability and improved organisation are required for the support of carers internationally....
Source: Journal of Religion and Health - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research

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27 new pubmed citations were retrieved for your search. Click on the search hyperlink below to display the complete search results: Ann Oncol These pubmed results were generated on 2019/11/13PubMed comprises more than millions of citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
Source: Ann Oncol - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Report Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2020Source: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Volume 190Author(s): Rachel C. Croce, Janet J. BoseovskiAbstractResearch indicates that children often show a positivity bias, or a tendency to favor positive information over negative information, in assessments of informant credibility in social and nonsocial situations. The current study investigated whether young children prioritize positive informant traits (i.e., nice vs. mean informant) as compared with positive speech content (i.e., positive vs. negative evaluation) in conflicting assessments of a work product. A total of 123 4- to 8-y...
Source: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Educational Development - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Adolescence - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
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Source: Trends in Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Food Composition and Analysis - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Food Composition and Analysis - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
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