Staff experiences of double-duty caring: at home and at work
Carol Brindley Carer development coordinator, Older People’s Mental Health Service, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, England
Many healthcare, social care and voluntary agency employees are carers at work and at home, a phenomenon referred to as double-duty caregiving. Using meta-ethnography, this article provides a synthesis of qualitative research by analysing the original words of the interviewees. A linguistic and metaphoric overview provides a deeper, richer picture of the experience of double-duty caring, revealing the sacrifices associated with being a carer at home while employed in a healthcare system, and the paradoxical effects of holding a position in both worlds simultaneously.
Nursing Management. 24, 9,19-23. doi: 10.7748/nm.2018.e1686
Received: 15 September 2017
Accepted: 05 December 2017
Published in print: 25 January 2018Peer review
This article has been subject to external double-blind review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated softwareConflict Of Interest