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Smith, Felicity

How pharmacists can support carers

This article describes the range of medication-related activities that are undertaken by carers together with some examples of the types of problems that they experience. This background may assist pharmacists in developing services to support carers in their medicines management roles and thus contribute to government policy as outlined in its strategy for carers. 

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

A multi-centre survey among informal carers who manage medication for older care recipients: problems experienced and development of services

The UK Government has highlighted the need to develop appropriate information and support services for informal carers. Previous research that has investigated informal caring has found that managing medication is one aspect of the caring role that presents its own problems; however, these have not been subject to detailed examination. The objective of the present paper was to report the number and type of problems experienced by informal carers when managing medication for older care recipients, and to relate these to measures of coping and health.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12