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Family carers’ experiences: reflections on partnership

01 May 2003

Nursing Older People


This is an unconventional research article. It presents personal reflections drawn from my identities as a daughter-carer and as a nurse researcher and illustrates...

Importance of good relationships between carers and professionals

29 September 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

This article presents the findings of a literature review of research into the relationships between family carers of people with intellectual disabilities and...

A covenant between mental health services and family carers

10 October 2012

Mental Health Practice


The author proposes the drawing up of a covenant between mental health services and family carers, based on mutual obligations in addition to obligations to service...

What students, carers and children can learn from family placements

05 May 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

The literature on learning disability nurse education stresses the importance of nursing students taking up learning opportunities with service users and family...

The management of sexual abuse: learning from a 1940s case study

26 April 2016

Learning Disability Practice


Women with learning disabilities are vulnerable to sexual abuse and their abusers often go unpunished. In this article David O’Driscoll and Jan Walmsley discuss a...

How families perceive the care-giving experience

01 April 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

This article discusses the experiences of families who care for relatives with learning disabilities. Professionals must understand such experiences to ensure they...

Changing role of family carers

28 April 2014

Learning Disability Practice


People who care for a family member who has learning disabilities face many of the same challenges as those in other family carer roles, but with distinct...

Role of the Admiral Nurse in supporting a person with dementia and their family carer

27 September 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Distress is commonly experienced by those caring for someone with dementia, and can occur whether the carer is living with a person with dementia, or supporting a...

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

27 March 2018

Nursing Standard

end of life care / CPD

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...

Supporting the carers of people with dementia

04 January 2019

Nursing Standard

evidence and practice

Dementia is a progressive neurological syndrome. Because of its complexity and longevity, dementia can have a negative effect on the health of informal carers,...