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|Title:||Working in partnership with family carers: the importance of learning from carers' experiences|
|Author(s):||Joy Watkins, (Development Lead Uniting Carers, Dementia UK, London, UK), Lorely Stanton, (A Carer, Bodmin, UK), Barry Saunders, (A Carer, Gillingham, UK), Gillian Lasocki, (A Carer, Ilford, UK), Pat Chung, (Senior Lecturer, Department of Allied Health Professions, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK), Penny Hibberd, (Director, Dementia Services Development Centre, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK)|
|Citation:||Joy Watkins, Lorely Stanton, Barry Saunders, Gillian Lasocki, Pat Chung, Penny Hibberd, (2011) "Working in partnership with family carers: the importance of learning from carers' experiences", Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, Vol. 12 Iss: 2, pp.103 - 108|
|Keywords:||Best practice, Carers, Dementia, Medical personnel, Mental health, Partnership|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/14717791111144713 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – This paper aims to discuss professionals working in partnership with family carers and the importance of learning from their experiences in designing and delivering support to themselves and people with dementia.
Design/methodology/approach – Working in partnership with carers is a key goal of policy and practice. This paper demonstrates how this can work in practice.
Findings – Key issues are synthesized, drawing on the stories of three carers who shared their stories as part of the original conference workshop on which the paper is based.
Originality/value – Lessons for professionals about the nature of the dementia caring journey and dimensions of good practice are highlighted.
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