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Sustainable care: theorising the wellbeing of caregivers to older persons

Background: The term ‘care crisis’ is invoked to denote chronic system failures and bad outcomes for the people involved. Methods: We present a comprehensive wellbeing framework and illustrate its practicality with evidence of negative outcomes for those who provide care. Findings: We find evidence of substantial material and relational wellbeing failures for family carers and for care workers, while there has been little interest in carers’ views of their ability to live the life that they most value. Conclusions: Understanding and improving wellbeing outcomes for carers is an essential component of sustainable care, which requires the wellbeing of the different actors in care arrangements.

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Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
Type of Work
Journal article
Publisher
Bristol University Press
Publication Year
2021
Issue Number
4
Journal Titles
International Journal of Care and Caring
Volume Number
5
Start Page
611
End Page
630