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Listening to carers’ views on stroke services

Tunney, Anne-Marie and Ryan, Assumpta (2013) Listening to carers’ views on stroke services. Nursing Older People, Volume (1). pp. 28-31. [Journal article]

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URL: http://rcnpublishing.com/doi/abs/10.7748/nop2014.02.26.1.28.e500

DOI: 10.7748/nop2014.02.26.1.28.e500

Abstract

Aim The aim of this study was to explore how members of a stroke carers’ support group perceived that services for stroke patients and their carers could be improved.Method A qualitative, experience-based design approach was used to explore the views of ten carers of stroke survivors. Experience questionnaires and a listening lab were used for data collection. Data analysis was carried out using thematic content analysis of the questionnaire and audiotaped transcripts.Findings Common themes identified included carer loneliness, lack of information, effect of stroke on relationships, carer emotions, loss of privacy and need for ongoing support.Conclusion There are many advantages to be gained for users and organisations from user involvement in service redesign and delivery.KeywordsCarer, experience-based design, service redesign, service users, stroke

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Person-centred Practice Research Centre
ID Code:28553
Deposited By: Mrs Anne-Marie Tunney
Deposited On:18 Feb 2014 11:16
Last Modified:18 Feb 2014 11:16

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