Perceptions of the role of general practice and practical support measures for carers of stroke survivors: a qualitative study

Greenwood, Nan, Mackenzie, Ann, Harris, Ruth, Fenton, Will and Cloud, Geoffrey (2011) Perceptions of the role of general practice and practical support measures for carers of stroke survivors: a qualitative study. BMC Family Practice, 12(57), ISSN (online) 1471-2296

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Abstract

Carers' expectations of support from general practice for themselves are low and teams are seen as reactive and time constrained. Both the carers and the general practice team participants emphasised the valuable role of general practice team in supporting stroke survivors. Research is needed to determine general practice teams' awareness and identification of carers and of the difficulties they encounter supporting stroke carers. Carer policy initiatives need greater specificity with greater attention to diversity in carer needs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: general practice, carer, caregiver, stroke, informal carers, impact, services
Research Area: Health services research
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences (until 2013)
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Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 15:51
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2012 10:20
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/19876

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