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Training informal carers of stroke patients reduces health and social care costs in the year following a stroke

Question: Is training informal carers of people who have had a stroke cost-effective?

Study design: Single blind randomised controlled trial.

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Older people's views about home as a place of care at the end of life

Objectives: To explore the attitudes of older people towards home as a place of care when dying. Design: A two-phase qualitative study using focus groups and semi-structured interviews. Participants: Eight focus group discussions were held with 32 participants recruited from six purposively selected community groups representing older people in Sheffield, UK. A further 16 men and 29 women participated in semi-structured interviews. Results: Participants identified that home was more than a physical location, representing familiarity, comfort and the presence of loved ones.

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Family carers' experience of the need for admission of their relative with an intellectual disability to an Assessment and Treatment Unit

Background: There is limited research that explores the experiences of family carers of individuals with an intellectual disability requiring admission to a specialist National Health Service Assessment and Treatment Unit. Accordingly, this study aimed to explore family carers’ experience in respect of this phenomenon and their relationships with professionals at this time.

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The dental and oral care needs of adults with a learning disability living in a rural community: Consideration of the issues

A questionnaire survey was undertaken in a rural health locality to examine the delivery of dental/oral health care to service users. Results indicate general satisfaction wth dental services, with attendance rates for treatment similar to the general population. However, the majority of clients not receiving dental checks in the previous year lived in formal care settings, suggesting standards were no higher in professional care contexts.

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Meeting the care needs of older people: Long-Term care practice in England, The Netherlands, and Taiwan

To address the risks to families of the availability of care for their older family members, this chapter explores the impact of different care systems on the way that relevant care actors contribute to the long-term care of older people. It focuses on how front-line professionals and formal/informal carers meet the needs of older people who are frail and disabled, since caring for older people has become one of the potential family risks in East Asia and many industrial countries in the West for a number of reasons.

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Care counselling - The client's expectations

Aim: The amendment of legal care consultations in the context of the long-term care insurance law (2008) has broadened recent consulting practice within the action range of the nursing care insurance in Germany. The informational needs and consulting requests of the clients were not investigated so far. Our aim was to examine information needs and consulting requests of those in need of care and their informal carers. Methods: The consulting requests of visitors of 2 open citizen events were documented by the use of a semi-structured questionnaire.

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Effectiveness of the Liverpool care pathway for the dying in residential care homes: An exploratory, controlled before-and-after study

Background: Clinical pathways aim to ensure that individuals receive appropriate evidence-based care and interventions, with the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient focusing on end of life. However, controlled studies of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient, particularly outside of cancer settings, are lacking.

Aim: To compare the effects of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient and usual care on patients’ symptom distress and well-being during the last days of life, in residential care homes.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12

Dimensions of choice in the assessment and care management process: The views of older people, carers and care managers

The aim of promoting the maximum possible choice for service users and carers is – together with the goal of greater independence – central to recent community care policies. This paper sets out a typology of those key choices which users and carers are expected to be able to make within each stage of the assessment and care management process: choices about what services, when to receive them (i.e. at what times and for what duration) and from whom (i.e. which provider organization and which individual care worker).

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A tool to analyse gender mainstreaming and care-giving models in support plans for informal care: Case studies in Andalusia and the United Kingdom

Objective: To present a tool to analyse the design of support plans for informal care from a gender perspective, using the plans in Andalusia and the United Kingdom as case studies.

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Strength through adversity: Bereaved cancer carers' accounts of rewards and personal growth from caring

Many studies have identified negative and distressing consequences experienced by informal cancer carers, but less attention has been given to positive and beneficial aspects of caring. This qualitative study examined the positive aspects of caring as subjectively constructed by bereaved informal cancer carers, a group of individuals who are in a position to make sense of their caring experiences as a coherent whole.

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