The ‘Caring at End of Life’ study is calling on members of the community who provide formal in-home support to people caring for loved ones.
Dr Debbie Horsfall, the lead researcher from the UWS School of Social Sciences and Psychology, says the study is hoping to involve people from all areas of the health care industry, including nurses, respite and in-home support workers, and transport volunteers.
“These support workers will be asked to participate in a focus group, where they will discuss their encounters with informal care networks, and the ways that they have worked together to provide care and support,” says Dr Horsfall.he reso
“If you live in ACT and work in any field that relates to the support of terminally ill patients and their carers, please contact the UWS researchers and offer your assistance in this important study.”
Focus groups will be held on April 23 in the ACT. For more information or to participate, contact Research Assistant Niki Read on 02 4736 0368 or visit http://caringatendoflife.wordpress.com/