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What do informal carers need from district nursing services? (Cover story)

More than 5 million informal carers provide support to individuals who wish to remain within their own homes. The role of informal carers in maintaining people within their own homes has been identified as crucial. This article considers the assessment of need of informal carers in the primary care setting, placing particular emphasis on the role of the district nurse as an advocate for informal carers when working with other health and social care service providers. Central to working with informal carers and acting as an advocate is communication, and unless informal carers feel that they are involved in the decision-making process, and listened to, they are unlikely to access appropriate support.

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Additional Titles
British Journal of Community Nursing

Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
Type of Work
Article
ISBN/ISSN
14624753
Resource Database
A9h academic search complete - exported 11/7/2016
Publication Year
2006
Issue Number
6
Volume Number
11
Start Page
251-256