Carers in contemporary Australia: relations among carer illness/disability groups, biographics, caring context, coping and distress

Pakenham, K. I., Stebbins, P., Cannon, T. and Samios, C. (2005) Carers in contemporary Australia: relations among carer illness/disability groups, biographics, caring context, coping and distress Brisbane, Australia: PsyHealth Media

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Author Pakenham, K. I.
Stebbins, P.
Cannon, T.
Samios, C.
Title of report Carers in contemporary Australia: relations among carer illness/disability groups, biographics, caring context, coping and distress
Publication date 2005
ISBN 0975207121
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Publisher PsyHealth Media
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Total pages 144
Language eng
Subjects 321212 Care for Disabled
321211 Residential Client Care
321209 Family Care
K
750310 Carers development and welfare (i.e. carers for the aged, disabled)
Abstract/Summary Providing care and support to a relative or friend who has an illness, disease or disability is widely held to be a task which requires extensive emotional and physical resources and one which can place considerable strain on the carer. Over the last four decades a growing body of research has emerged, both in Australia and internationally, demonstrating the adverse physical, psychological, social and financial effects that caring can have on the well being of carers. Although the caring role has inherent emotional, physical, financial and social strains which place carers at risk for poor physical and psychological health outcomes, many carers nevertheless find a sense of benefit or meaning in their caring. Carers are therefore constantly balancing the strains and rewards associated with caring. The findings of this Report will help us better understand those factors which influence the delicate balance between the positive and negative experiences in caring.
Keyword Carers
Disabled
Aged
Disability
Well-being
Home care
Support groups
Illness
Q-Index Code K
Additional Notes This research and report was supported by The University of Queensland, Carers Queensland and Home & Community Care (HACC) Program.

 
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