Avoidance of issues in family caregiving

Edwards, Helen E. & Forster, Elizabeth M. (1999) Avoidance of issues in family caregiving. Contemporary Nurse, 8(2), pp. 5-13.

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Effective communication between older people and their family carers is necessary for providing appropriate and quality care. However, family carers and carereceivers may avoid discussing issues of concern and this may adversely affect the quality of the caring relationship. This study investigated the content of, and avoidance of issues in communication between 84 spousal and filial carers and carereceivers. The study findings indicate that family carers and carereceivers do avoid discussing issues of concern. Nurses working with families are well placed to promote more effective communication in the caring context to augment more satisfying caring relationships for both carers and carereceivers.

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ID Code: 57223
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.5172/conu.1999.8.2.5
ISSN: 1037-6178
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 14 Feb 2013 04:27
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 04:27

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