DOI: 10.5176/2315-4330_WNC15.41

Authors: Deborah Armitage ,Lia Heffernan, SallyMilson-Hawke and Roz Everingham

Abstract:

This study examined how effectively the discharge plan for patients aged over 70 met the needs of their informal caregivers in relation to caregiver strain. The study used a descriptive qualitative design. Results indicated while some areas of caregiver strain were reduced, other areas, particularly emotional strain were often increased. A review of discharge planning practice is recommended.

Keywords: caregiver strain, discharge planning

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