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The human dimensions of post-stroke homecare: experiences of older carers from diverse ethnic groups

Pound, Carole and Greenwood, Nan (2016) The human dimensions of post-stroke homecare: experiences of older carers from diverse ethnic groups. Disability and Rehabilitation, 38(20), pp. 1987-1999. ISSN (print) 0963-8288

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Carers from BME and White British groups share many experiences of homecare although language and cultural difference may exacerbate common pressures and stresses. The framework for humanising care is a useful tool to evaluate aspects of homecare that are responsive to dignity and diversity. Implications for Rehabilitation Explicitly identifying, describing and valuing the human dimensions of care may support services in responding appropriately to homecare users from black minority ethnic communities as well as those from white majority groups. Unresponsive services and poor communication may lead to loss of trust with care agencies and undermine BME carers' sense of entitlement and competence in engaging with homecare services. Care worker continuity investing time in building relationships and care worker familiarity is important to many families who access social care services.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Health services research
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
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Depositing User: Penelope Greenwood
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2016 16:04
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 14:26
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/33307

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