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Sixsmith, Judith

Carer and staff perceptions of end-of-life care provision: case of a hospice-at-home service

Background: People requiring palliative care should have their needs met by services acting in accordance with their wishes. A hospice in the south of England provides such care via a 24/7 hospice at home service. This study aimed to establish how a nurse-led night service supported patients and family carers to remain at home and avoid hospital admissions. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were carried out with family carers (n=38) and hospice-at-home staff (n=9).

Thu, 01/27/2022 - 11:11

Toward integrated services for dementia: a formal carer perspective

Purpose – Policy has identified the need for integrated dementia services for older people. However, the role of the formal carer within an integrated framework of service delivery has not been well articulated in practice. The aim of this paper is to understand the experiences of formal carers working with the context of an integrated dementia service by exploring findings from a research‐based evaluation. 

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09