All in the same boat: An investigation into the effects of a carers' support group

Angela Waterhouse, Jennie Dietsch, Karen Francis

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Abstract

This study examined the effects of a support group for carers whose relatives were residents of a Sydney nursing home. The meetings were organised by the principal author of this paper, held regularly on the premises of the nursing home, and each meeting was facilitated by a counsellor. The support group was designed to help the carers cope with the feelings of guilt and sadness they experienced when their relative was placed in a nursing home. Phenomenology informed the methodology used in this study, and the data was collected by in-depth interviews. The Carer's Support Group was found to be beneficial for the carers and six major themes were identified.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalGeriaction
Volume20
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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