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The association of collaboration between family caregivers and nurses in the hospital and their preparedness for caregiving at home

Family caregivers of an older person who was recently hospitalized often feel unprepared for their new or expanded tasks. Quality and continuity of care for older people is expected to improve when nurses collaborate with family caregivers as partners in care. The aim of this study was to explore the unique contribution of collaboration between family caregivers of older patients and hospital nurses as a possible predictor for preparedness of caregiving after hospital discharge.

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 14:20

Informal caregivers' judgements on sharing care with home care professionals from an intersectional perspective: the influence of personal and situational characteristics

The European policy emphasis on providing informal care at home causes caregivers and home care professionals having more contact with each other, which makes it important for them to find satisfying ways to share care. Findings from the literature show that sharing care between caregivers and professionals can be improved. This study therefore examines to what degree and why caregivers' judgements on sharing care with home care professionals vary. To improve our understanding of social inequities in caregiving experiences, the study adopts an intersectional perspective.

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 18:01

The third person in the room: the needs of care partners of older people in home care services - a systematic review from a person-centred perspective

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To identify and synthesise the needs of care partners of older people living at home with assistance from home care services., BACKGROUND: "Ageing in place" is a promoted concept where care partners and home care services play significant roles. Identifying the needs of care partners and finding systematic ways of meeting them can help care partners to cope with their role., DESIGN/METHODS: This study is based on the PRISMA reporting guidelines.

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 16:27

Informal caregivers' views on the division of responsibilities between themselves and professionals: A scoping review

This scoping review focuses on the views of informal caregivers regarding the division of care responsibilities between citizens, governments and professionals and the question of to what extent professionals take these views into account during collaboration with them. In Europe, the normative discourse on informal care has changed. Retreating governments and decreasing residential care increase the need to enhance the collaboration between informal caregivers and professionals.

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 14:51

Exploring the collaboration between formal and informal care from the professional perspective-A thematic synthesis

In Dutch policy and at the societal level, informal caregivers are ideally seen as essential team members when creating, together with professionals, co-ordinated support plans for the persons for whom they care. However, collaboration between professionals and informal caregivers is not always effective. This can be explained by the observation that caregivers and professionals have diverse backgrounds and frames of reference regarding providing care.

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 11:53

Do nurses and other health professionals’ in elderly care have education in family nursing?

Background: Family caregivers are an important resource for providing care to elderly living at home. How nurses and other health professionals interact with family caregivers can have both a positive and a negative impact on the family caregivers’ situation. We lack knowledge of Norwegian nurses’ and other health professionals’ participation in educational programmes about family caregivers’ needs and situations.

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 11:12

It's time to give young carers what they've been asking for

The number of young carers in the UK is increasing. The official figure is 175,000 but this is likely to be a massive underestimate.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Working together - learning through sharing

Purpose – This paper aims to examine the barriers and enablers to working together in social care, focusing on the experiences of carers and practitioners.

Design/methodology/approach – The project employed a change project method which brings research and practice together to identify a problem, seek ways to resolve it, and develop resources to implement the learning in practice.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

Interprofessional and inter-agency collaboration (IPIAC) e-learning course - An introduction to interprofessional and inter-agency collaboration

One of a series of e-learning resources which explore the nature of interprofessional and inter-agency collaboration (IPIAC) and improving collaborative practice. The interactive resource uses audio, video and interactive technology to examine the nature of collaboration, why it is important, its purposes and its growing place in policy and practice. Those using care services and carers also talk about their experiences of effective and ineffective collaboration.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

Carer participation in mental health service delivery

There is increasing emphasis on enhancing consumer and carer participation in the planning and provision of mental health services. However, health professionals, consumers, and carers have different perceptions about what constitutes optimal care; identifying, negotiating, and meeting their respective needs can be challenging. The aim of the paper is to highlight the challenges of facilitating carer participation in daily practice and emphasise the broader issues that would benefit from more extensive discussion among health professionals.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

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