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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462841/caring-about-dying-persons-and-their-families-interpretation-practice-and-emotional-labour
#1
Laura M Funk, Sheryl Peters, Kerstin Stieber Roger
The importance of emotional support for dying persons and their families has been well established, yet we know less about how care workers understand emotional processes related to death and dying, or how these understandings are connected to care practices and emotional labour at the end of life. The aim of this study was to explore how healthcare workers interpret and respond to emotional needs of dying persons and their families. Qualitative data were collected between 2013 and 2014 through in-depth, in-person interviews with 14 nurses and 12 healthcare aides in one Western Canadian city...
February 20, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457304/-everyone-has-an-agenda-professionals-understanding-and-negotiation-of-risk-within-the-guardianship-system-of-victoria-australia
#2
Aaron Wyllie, Bernadette J Saunders
It is frequently asserted that pressures to assess and manage risk have eroded the therapeutic, rights-based foundation of the human services profession. Some argue that human service workers operate in a culture of fear in which self-protection and blame avoidance, rather than clients' needs, primarily drive decision-making. In the field of Adult Guardianship, it has been suggested that organisational risk avoidance may be motivating applications for substitute decision-makers, unnecessarily curtailing clients' rights and freedoms...
February 19, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457295/-something-that-happens-at-home-and-stays-at-home-an-exploration-of-the-lived-experience-of-young-carers-in-western-australia
#3
Emma McDougall, Moira O'Connor, Joel Howell
There are approximately 350,000 young carers in Australia, yet their experience is not well understood. Young carers face adversities and disenfranchisement by being a young person in a caring role, and the role can affect other areas of their lives. We explored the lived experiences of young carers, aged 14-25 years (N = 13), from Western Australia through in-depth semi-structured interviews. A phenomenological approach was adopted. A thematic analysis of the transcribed interview data revealed four key themes...
February 19, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377470/care-and-support-for-older-adults-in-the-netherlands-living-independently
#4
Didi Verver, Hanneke Merten, Paul Robben, Cordula Wagner
The growth in the numbers of older adults needing long-term care has resulted in rising costs which have forced the Dutch government to change its long-term care system. Now, the local authorities have greater responsibility for supporting older adults and in prolonging independent living with increased support provided by the social network. However, it is unclear whether these older adults have such a network to rely upon. The objective of this study was to gain insight into the providers of formal and informal care to older adults, and to assess possible differences between older adults who are frail and those who are not...
January 26, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29365369/the-nutritional-care-of-people-living-with-dementia-at-home-a-scoping-review
#5
REVIEW
Louise Mole, Bridie Kent, Rebecca Abbott, Chloë Wood, Mary Hickson
There are an increasing number of people with dementia living in their own home for longer, often supported by a family member. The symptoms of dementia can affect an individual's nutritional status, which can lead to a reduced quality of life for the person with dementia and their family members. A scoping review was conducted from July 2016 until September 2016, using a recognised framework, to explore what is currently known, and identify any gaps in the research regarding the nutritional care of people living with dementia at home...
January 24, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359485/australian-family-carer-responses-when-a-loved-one-receives-a-diagnosis-of-motor-neurone-disease-our-life-has-changed-forever
#6
Margaret O'Connor, Samar M Aoun, Lauren J Breen
While the experiences of family members supporting a person with a terminal illness are well documented, less is known about the needs of carers of people with neurological diseases, in particular, Motor Neurone Disease (MND). This paper describes the qualitative data from a large Australian survey of family carers of people with MND, to ascertain their experiences of receiving the diagnosis. The aim of the study was to describe the experiences of family carers of people with MND in receiving the diagnosis in order to inform and improve ways in which the diagnosis is communicated...
January 22, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349872/the-personal-communities-of-men-experiencing-later-life-widowhood
#7
Tracy Collins
Increasingly men are becoming widowed in later life due in part to a longer life expectancy. Social networks and social support are thought to help buffer the negative consequences of such later life transitions. This paper explores the personal communities of a group of older men experiencing widowhood. Qualitative in-depth interviews were conducted, September 2013-February 2014, with seven older widowers, 71-89 years of age, in North Staffordshire, UK. Interviews included personal community diagrams to identify the structure of the older men's social relationships...
January 18, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349854/implementing-health-and-social-care-integration-in-scotland-renegotiating-new-partnerships-in-changing-cultures-of-care
#8
Charlotte Pearson, Nick Watson
Health and social care integration has been a long-term goal for successive governments in Scotland, culminating in the implementation of the recent Public Bodies (Joint Working) Scotland Act 2014. This laid down the foundations for the delegation of health and social care functions and resources to newly formed Integrated Joint Boards. It put in place demands for new ways of working and partnership planning. In this article, we explore the early implementation of this Act and how health and social care professionals and the third sector have begun to renegotiate their roles...
January 18, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349844/exploration-of-joint-working-practices-on-anti-social-behaviour-between-criminal-justice-mental-health-and-social-care-agencies-a-qualitative-study
#9
Anne Krayer, Catherine A Robinson, Rob Poole
Although the police play an important role for people with mental health problems in the community, little is known about joint working practices between mental health, social care and police services. There is potential for tensions and negative outcomes for people with mental health problems, in particular when the focus is on behaviours that could be interpreted as anti-social. This study explores perceptions about joint working between mental health, social care and police services with regard to anti-social behaviour...
January 18, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349836/evaluation-of-a-west-australian-residential-mental-health-respite-service
#10
Sue Gillieatt, Robyn Martin, Kate P Dorozenko, Adrian Munro
Family members continue to be the predominant providers of support, care and accommodation for loved ones with mental health issues, and empirical studies suggest that accessing mental health respite can be helpful for both carers and consumers. However, the availability of, and access to, this respite in Australia is far from optimal. Major issues have also been identified such as low utilisation, the inappropriate and inflexible nature of services and the inability of services to respond to situations where multiple needs exist...
January 18, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336111/beyond-mere-pill-taking-sms-reminders-for-hiv-treatment-adherence-delivered-to-mobile-phones-of-clients-in-a-community-support-network-in-australia
#11
Limin Mao, Andrew Buchanan, Horas Tze Hoo Wong, Asha Persson
SMS reminders sent to personal mobiles are increasingly used by clinical services to promote patient engagement, including adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART) for HIV. From August to September 2015, a 6-week, randomised SMS reminder for ART adherence intervention was implemented among 98 HIV-positive clients of Australian's largest HIV charitable organisation located in Sydney. This was followed by a mixed-method evaluation, comprising a self-completed online survey and a one-to-one interview. Of the 62 survey participants, all being men, the majority were gay (85...
January 15, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327484/factors-affecting-general-practice-collaboration-with-voluntary-and-community-sector-organisations
#12
Kris Southby, Mark Gamsu
Collaborative working between general practice (GP) and voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations is increasingly championed as a means of primary care doing more with less and of addressing patients' "wicked problems". This paper aims to add to the knowledge base around collaborative practice between GPs and VCS organisations by examining the factors that aid or inhibit such collaboration. A case study design was used to examine the lived-experience of GPs and VCS organisations working collaboratively...
January 12, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322577/i-just-can-t-please-them-all-and-stay-sane-adult-child-caregivers-experiences-of-family-dynamics-in-care-giving-for-a-parent-with-dementia-in-australia
#13
Gemma Tatangelo, Marita McCabe, Ashley Macleod, Anastasia Konis
Family caregivers of people with dementia who live within the community often experience stress and poor quality of life due to their care-giving role. While there are many factors that affect this, one influential factor is the family context. This study focussed on adult child caregivers. It examined the specific ways that family dynamics contribute to adult child caregivers' distress in the context of caring for a parent with dementia. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 17 participants who were adult child primary caregivers for a parent with dementia who was living within the community...
January 11, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316000/perspectives-of-rural-health-and-human-service-practitioners-following-suicide-prevention-training-programme-in-australia-a-thematic-analysis
#14
Martin Jones, Monika Ferguson, Sandra Walsh, Lee Martinez, Michael Marsh, Kathryn Cronin, Nicolas Procter
There are well-established training programmes available to support health and human services professionals working with people vulnerable to suicide. However, little is known about involving people with lived experience in the delivery of suicide prevention training with communities with increased rates of suicide. The aim of this paper was to report on a formative dialogical evaluation that explored the views of health and human services workers with regard to a suicide prevention training programme in regional (including rural and remote areas) South Australia which included meaningful involvement of a person with lived experience in the development and delivery of the training...
January 8, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316002/multidisciplinary-perspectives-application-of-the-consolidated-framework-for-implementation-research-to-evaluate-a-health-coaching-initiative
#15
Judy Brook, Caroline McGraw
Long-term conditions are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity. Their management is founded on a combination of approaches involving government policy, better integration between health and care systems, and individual responsibility for self-care. Health coaching has emerged as an approach to encouraging individual responsibility and enhancing the self-management of long-term conditions. This paper focuses on the evaluation of a workforce initiative in a diverse and socially deprived community. The initiative sought both to improve integration between health and care services for people with long-term conditions, and equip practitioners with health coaching skills...
January 7, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314373/a-systematic-review-of-components-of-community-based-organisation-engagement
#16
REVIEW
Oluwamuyiwa Winifred Adebayo, John P Salerno, Valerie Francillon, Jessica R Williams
Community-based organisations (CBOs) are important for eliminating health disparities globally and translating research findings to inform interventions. Engagement is an integral part of partnerships between CBOs and community health researchers and impacts the quality and quantity of any desired outcome. Despite the acknowledged benefits of community-based organisation engagement (CBOE), there are variations in its operationalisation and paucity in the understanding of its use in community-scientific partnerships...
January 4, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29292847/developing-and-utilising-a-new-funding-model-for-home-care-services-in-new-zealand
#17
Matthew Parsons, Paul Rouse, Laszlo Sajtos, Julie Harrison, John Parsons, Lisa Gestro
Worldwide increases in the numbers of older people alongside an accompanying international policy incentive to support ageing-in-place have focussed the importance of home-care services as an alternative to institutionalisation. Despite this, funding models that facilitate a responsive, flexible approach are lacking. Casemix provides one solution, but the transition from the well-established hospital system to community has been problematic. This research seeks to develop a Casemix funding solution for home-care services through meaningful client profile groups and supporting pathways...
January 2, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285823/provision-of-oral-hygiene-services-as-a-potential-method-for-preventing-periodontal-disease-and-control-hypertension-and-diabetes-in-a-community-health-centre-in-korea
#18
Nam-Hee Kim, Ga-Yeong Lee, Su-Kyung Park, Yeun-Ju Kim, Min-Young Lee, Chun-Bae Kim
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of a community-based oral hygiene service on general and periodontal health indicators of patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus visiting a community health centre in Korea. The study used a one-group pretest-posttest and interrupted time-series design. A total of 151 participants (45% male), with a mean age of 63 ± 8.4 years, were included in the study; these included patients with hypertension (62%), diabetes (12%) and both hypertension and diabetes (26%)...
December 28, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250869/stepping-stones-to-resiliency-following-a-community-based-two-generation-canadian-preschool-programme
#19
Carla S Ginn, Karen M Benzies, Leslie Anne Keown, Shelley Raffin Bouchal, Wilfreda E Billlie Thurston
Early intervention programmes are designed to address complex inequities for Canadian families living with low income, affecting social relationships, well-being and mental health. However, there is limited understanding of resiliency and change in families living with low income over time. We conducted a mixed methods study with recent immigrant, other Canadian-born, and Aboriginal families living with low income, who attended a two-generation preschool programme (CUPS One World) between 2002 and 2008. The aim of this study was to develop an understanding of the processes of change...
December 18, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250848/informal-caregivers-views-on-the-division-of-responsibilities-between-themselves-and-professionals-a-scoping-review
#20
REVIEW
Yvette Wittenberg, Rick Kwekkeboom, Janneke Staaks, Arnoud Verhoeff, Alice de Boer
This scoping review focuses on the views of informal caregivers regarding the division of care responsibilities between citizens, governments and professionals and the question of to what extent professionals take these views into account during collaboration with them. In Europe, the normative discourse on informal care has changed. Retreating governments and decreasing residential care increase the need to enhance the collaboration between informal caregivers and professionals. Professionals are assumed to adequately address the needs and wishes of informal caregivers, but little is known about informal caregivers' views on the division of care responsibilities...
December 18, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
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