Everyday experience of front-line professionals and in/formal carers: long term care of older people in England, the Netherlands and Taiwan

Chen, Henglien Lisa (2012) Everyday experience of front-line professionals and in/formal carers: long term care of older people in England, the Netherlands and Taiwan. International Journal of Public and Private Healthcare Management and Economics, 2 (3). pp. 27-40. ISSN 2155-6423

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Abstract

To address the risks to families of the availability of care for their older family members, this paper explores the impact of different care systems on the way that relevant care actors contribute to the long-term care of older people. It is based on an empirical study of the care needs assessment and care provision in England, the Netherlands and Taiwan. The participants in the study include 143 care actors at national, regional and local levels across the countries. It found that the objective of providing care needs is similar in each of the countries studied. However, the everyday life of professionals and in/formal carers differs based on the care culture and care policy in each country. Overall, care professionals and formal carers experience satisfaction in their caring role when sufficient time is available for them to work with individuals. Face-to-face contact with older people is important to care professionals if adequate needs assessment could be performed. Helping informal carers extend their ability to carry out their role may improve their well-being as carers and reduce the demand for formal care services

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0503 The Family. Marriage. Home > HQ1060 Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV0040 Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice Including social case work, private and public relief, institutional care, rural social work, work relief
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Depositing User: Shaun Billing
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2013 14:18
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2013 14:18
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/43534
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