Tag Archives: Support for Carers (Hospital Discharge)

Review of Factors Influencing Carers’ Quality of Life (Alzheimer’s and Dementia)

Summary A review of literature on the factors likely to influence the quality of life for family carers of people with dementia discovered ten broad themes: Demographics. Carer-Patient Relationship(s). Dementia Characteristics. Demands of Caring. Carer Health. Carer Emotional Well-Being. Support … Continue reading

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The Living Conditions of Unpaid Carers in the UK: the State of Caring 2017 Report (Carers UK)

Summary The latest “State of Caring 2017” report reveals that four in ten of unpaid carers in the UK have not taken a break in over one year, and that one in four carers had not had a day-off from … Continue reading

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Patient Experience in Adult NHS Services (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published an “evidence update” on patient experience. This evidence update contains a summary of new evidence relevant to the NICE’s Clinical Guideline CG138 “Patient experience in adult NHS services: … Continue reading

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Hospital Discharge: Advice for Patients and Carers (BMA)

Summary This British Medical Association (BMA) guidance for patients and carers contains a checklist of questions that need to be asked, and offers information to help support patients during hospital discharge. Full Text Link Reference Hospital discharge: the patient, carer … Continue reading

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Exploring the Impact of Caring on People’s Lives (Carers Trust / SCIE)

Summary The Prepared to care? report, produced for Carers Week earlier this month, shows that suitable support is not always available to carers. This document outlines the emotional, physical and financial pressures which can result when caring. It explains the need … Continue reading

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Education and Support Package for Stroke Patients and Carers: an RCT (BMJ Open)

Summary This multi-site randomised controlled trial examined objective tailoring of stroke information and provision of reinforcement opportunities for enhancing the effectiveness of patient / carer education. The study evaluated the effectiveness of an education package in knowledge, health and psychosocial … Continue reading

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