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O'neill, S.

Carers in the community: the nature, extent and needs of informal care provision within the Western Health Board

Many individuals provide care for people who would otherwise require core from health professionals. The need for 'informal carers' to support health services is likely to increase due to changing socio-demographic trends. However, little is known about the nature and extent of informal core and the needs of carers and those receiving care.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10

The burden of living with and caring for a suicidal family member

Background: The family has a primary role in caring for family members who are suicidal and in the prevention of future suicide. However, the impact that suicidal behaviour has on these family members is poorly understood.

Aim: To explore the lived experiences of participants who cared for suicidal family members.

Methods: Eighteen participants were interviewed using a short topic guide. Responses were digitally recorded and transcripts were analysed using thematic analysis.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09