Supportive strategies for men who have a care role : an occupational perspective

Davys, Deborah and Collins, Tracy (2019) Supportive strategies for men who have a care role : an occupational perspective. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. ISSN 1741-1645 (In Press)

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Abstract

Background/Aim: Health and social care practitioners often work alongside care givers. The aim of this study is consider commonality in the experience of being a male caregiver from specific perspectives utilising secondary analysis of research related to fathers of an adult child who has intellectual disability, and a study related to older widowers. Methods: Secondary analysis of findings arising from two qualitative studies of men who have experience of a care role from different perspectives was applied using a triangulation approach to illuminate, develop and enrich findings between studies. Findings: Overarching themes across the two studies included ?Aspects of a care role? and ?Supportive mechanisms?. The findings demonstrate that men from these specific groups are actively involved in care and there are varied aspects to a care role. Factors that support men include the provision of appropriate and timely information, time spent in leisure activities, support from family, friends and individualised services. Conclusions: If service providers are aware of strategies that are useful to male carers, this may support the health and wellbeing of both carer and the person they support.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
L300 Sociology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2019 10:30
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2019 10:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/41345

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