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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|