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Enhancing carers’ experiences of mental health services

01 October 2013

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

This article suggests that relational approaches and carer-centred practice in mental health and other services might alleviate some of the burden on the health –...

Access to health and social care services and information

09 June 2010

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Aim The aim of this study was to explore carers’ perceptions of their ability to access a range of health and social care services, including information about the...

Effects of stroke on informal carers

11 December 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Informal carers have a pivotal role in caring for patients who have had a stroke. Research has shown that informal carers have unmet information, psychological and...

Capturing the carer’s experience: a researcher’s reflections

18 May 2016

Nurse Researcher

Mixed methods

Aim To reflect on the methodological challenges of conducting a study exploring the effects on quality of life of being an informal carer for a person with...

Implications for carers of terminally ill patients dying at home

18 September 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Most terminally ill patients will express a wish to die at home. To achieve this, patients must rely on the support of family carers, who may experience emotional...

Suicide risk in informal carers of people living with dementia

05 June 2018

Nursing Older People

Mental health

With an ageing population comes an increasing risk of illnesses such as dementia and a growing need for care. There are 670,000 informal, unpaid carers in the UK,...

Meeting the needs of carers of people at the end of life

27 March 2018

Nursing Standard

Carers have a vital role in end of life care in all settings. They are essential in enabling people to live at home at the end of their lives. Carers give and...