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The 'Badanti' (Informal Carers) Phenomenon in Italy: Characteristics and Peculiarities of Access to the Health Care System 1

Observing and studying the caregiver phenomenon means, above all, analysing female migration, which is a particular characteristic of Italian immigration. In this paper, we examine and describe the informal caregiver phenomenon in Italy, emphasising the role these women play in the family-based welfare system. We describe the phenomenon, or care work, to analyse the role of the caregiver (as resource and as user) in the Italian welfare system.

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The profile of main caregivers of terminally ill patients, and an analysis of the risk of suffering from complicated grief

Background: caregivers have an important role in palliative care; therefore, it is essential to pursue a shared palliative care provision in which informal carers should be involved. One of the risks of caregivers is complicated grief after the death of a relative. Objective: to understand the main caregiver profile in Extremadura region (Spain), and to establish whether the risk of complicated grief depends on certain parameters. Method: data were collected from the medical files of 155 patients. The descriptive study of the standard profile was made using means.

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Carers' experiences of accessing and navigating mental health care for older people in a rural area in Australia

Objectives: Mental health care for older people is primarily delivered in the community and is largely dependent on informal carers. Mental health policy encourages partnerships between carers and service providers to facilitate service access, coordination and positive experience of care. However, carers often lack information and support from services, with the potential for carer burden, and negative impacts on their own health and capacity to fulfil caring tasks.

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Meeting the needs of vulnerable patients: The need for team working across general practice and community nursing services

General practitioners and district nurses have a long history of providing care outside the hospital setting. With health care increasingly moving out of the hospital setting, there are more opportunities for general practitioners and district nurses to work together to meet the health needs of the local population. However, the reduction in qualified specialist practitioner district nurses over the last decade is concerning.

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Family psychoeducation in dementia: From clinical practice to public health

Introduction: Across the last decades, ageing has largely contributed to position dementia as a huge public health problem, reflecting the burden on service users and their social networks, namely families and informal carers. In health services, family issues regarding dementia frequently lead to referrals. However, at service or community levels, family needs are often underestimated or unmet. In this study, we aimed to describe family interventions in dementia and to review the evidence for the efficacy and effectiveness of family psychoeducation in particular.

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Gender differences as regards the place of death

Background: The place of death is not the same for men and women. Men have more opportunities for dying at home because of the availability of women as informal carers. In this study we analyse changes in the place of death in the past twenty years. Method: The research population consisted of all patients in four general practices of the Continuous Morbidity Registration who died between 2000 and 2005 inclusive. The following data were collected: place of death, cause of death, acute death or death after a terminal phase, presence of professional care and presence of informal care.

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Monitoring the formal and informal carers' stress in the Alzheimer Special Care Units: Methodology and results

The care process of the person with dementia takes place within the so called "social triangle" formed by the person, family members, professional carers. One of the main objectives in dementia care is to build up a therapeutic alliance aimed at promoting the well vbeing of the persons suffering for dementia and their carers. The placement of the person with dementia doesn't always meens the end of the burden of care for family members, who typically continue their caregiving activities after instituzionalzation.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

Training provided to home peritoneal dialysis patients in Spain

The aim of this work is to know the training programme for Home Peritoneal Dialysis patients in Spain. For the study a survey was designed with 50 closed questions and one open question. It was sent to 104 hospitals and participation of 78.84% was obtained (n=82). The average number of Peritoneal Dialysis patients in the centres surveyed was 27.6 patients: 15.8 patients on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis and 11.8 on Automated Peritoneal Dialysis.

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Finding the personal in the clinical psychology swamp

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the interface between the professional and personal, and particularly personal realities reflected in the Equality Act (2010), within a clinical psychology training context.

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Impact of caregiving on women's health and quality of life

BACKGROUND: Informal care currently lies at the heart of the debate on welfare policies since demands for such care are increasing and the future availability of informal caregivers is uncertain.

OBJECTIVE: To analyze the distribution of the burden of informal care between men and women and its consequences on health and quality of life.

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