Admission to care: Facilitating role transition amongst family carers

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• Admission to care after a period of family care-giving has been the focus of much recent research. • Rather than being seen as an end in itself, admission is part of a process. • This article concentrates on 'reaching the end' of family care-giving and the 'new beginning' of entering residential care. • A cross-national study conducted in the USA and the UK is discussed, and similarities and differences in the two cultures are highlighted. • Decisions to enter a nursing home were often taken hurriedly and with lack of information in both countries. • Issues of quality of care and emotional responses by former carers were also important in both settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-451
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Nursing
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Nursing


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