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The 24-7-52 job: family caregiving for young adults with serious and persistent mental illness

Few of the studies focusing on family caregiving have dealt with families caring for a young adult member with a serious and persistent mental illness. This qualitative study expands our understanding of the caregiving processes in these families. The narrative responses of 76 family caregivers from National Alliance for the Mentally Ill chapters across the United States were analysed using content analysis. Five caregiving processes were identified including monitoring, managing the illness, maintaining the home, supporting/encouraging, and socialising.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Carers and community mental health services

BACKGROUND: There is a growing appreciation of the role and needs of carers for people with mental health problems. Carers are a diverse group, including partners, relatives and friends who are seen as such by service users.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09

Prevalence of stress, anxiety and depression in with Alzheimer caregivers

Background: Alzheimer's disease presents a social and public health problem affecting millions of Italians. Those affected receive home care from caregivers, subjected to risk of stress. The present investigation focuses on stress, anxiety and depression in caregivers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:08

Public interest and private concern: the role of family carers for people suffering mental illness in the twenty first century

Objectives: This paper looks to examine the emerging role of carers as essential components in the management of individuals affected by severe mental illness in the context of modern legal and health policy environments. Conclusions: Cultural and legal concepts of confidentiality within the doctor–patient relationship are complex.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:08

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