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Carers, along with patients, should be at the heart of care

Croft appreciates that while caring is a rewarding experience, the responsibility of supporting others can take its toll: indeed, people who provide substantial care are at 50% greater risk of experiencing mental health problems themselves. The burden of caring can be objective and subjective. For carers to fulfil their roles and feel supported doing so, it is essential for nurses to be empathetic and compassionate, and provide information, as well as offering a carer's assessment. Designing services in partnership with patients and carers is at the heart of her aspirations for a service that meets people's needs.

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Key Information

Type of Reference
Mgzn
Type of Work
Opinion
Publisher
Emap Limited
Publication Year
2017
Issue Number
6
Journal Titles
Nursing Times
Volume Number
113
Start Page
17