What does respite care mean for palliative care service users and carers? Messages from a conceptual mapping

Wolkowski, Anna, Carr, Susan and Clarke, Charlotte (2010) What does respite care mean for palliative care service users and carers? Messages from a conceptual mapping. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 16 (8). pp. 388-392. ISSN 1357-6321

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Abstract

Over the coming years, as an ageing population with multiple chronic illnesses increases, the number of carers and paid carers is set to decrease. There is, therefore, an urgent need to understand what types of services are most supportive in helping to sustain caring relationships. Respite care is frequently mentioned as a key factor in supporting family carers and improving their quality of life but there is a lack of research to support its efficacy. This paper will present a conceptual map of respite care in order to promote a greater understanding of the multiple tensions that the palliative care respite literature reveals. As learning more about carer’s needs and the complexities of the caring relationship develops, it is an appropriate time to map the key messages from the literature to help understand what respite care does actually mean to palliative care service users and carers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carers, concept maps, palliative care, person-centred care, public health approach, relationship centred care, respite care
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Education and Lifelong Learning
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2010 13:27
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:40
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/556

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