Journal article

Determining the informational needs of family caregivers of people with intellectual disability who require palliative care: A qualitative study.

Laurie McKibben, Kevin Brazil, Dorry McLaughlin, Peter Hudson

Palliat Support Care | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: People with intellectual disabilities are living longer, and many require palliative care. There is a lack of evidence regarding information needs which may exist for their family caregivers. This study aimed to determine the informational needs of family caregivers of people with intellectual disabilities who require palliative care. METHODS: A qualitative, exploratory design was underpinned by the Transactional Model of Stress and Coping and the Transformative Paradigm. The study involved five Health and Social Care (HSC) Trusts and two Hospices in one region of the United Kingdom. Family caregivers (n = 10) participated in individual interviews. HSC professionals' (n = 28) per..

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