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dc.contributor.authorStockwell-Smith, Gillianen_US
dc.contributor.authorKellett, Ursulaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoyle, Wendyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:44:00Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:44:00Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2010-09-13T07:10:53Z
dc.identifier.issn09621067en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.03139.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/32242
dc.description.abstractAim. The purpose of this study was to explore the limiting and motivating factors that influence carers' use of respite services and the ability of currently available respite services to meet the needs of carers of frail older people. Background. The development of community carer support services, their availability and usage and the common barriers that affect or impact on carers' use of community services in general and respite services in particular need to be examined to ensure they meet client needs. Design. A qualitative descriptive approach informed by critical social theory was used to expose the inequities inherent in community services. Methods. A qualitative examination of carer relationships with respite services was informed and guided by critical theory. Sixteen carers took part in four focus groups. A purposeful sampling strategy was adopted to engage with carers not currently using respite services. Study participants were recruited from a state-wide carer support organisation and a community service organisation in Queensland, Australia. Results. Three themes emerged from the data: 'Commitment' characterised by reciprocity, role definition and role frustration, 'Needing Help' discussed in terms of trust, confidence in service, fear and resistance, and 'Support' discussed in relation to informal networking, misinformation and lack of knowledge. Conclusion. This study improves our understanding of the caring role, its significance in carer's lives and how this shapes their formal service expectations and use. The findings suggest that further investigation of the factors involved in carers' service expectations and service-seeking is warranted to develop a deeper understanding of how care giving influences the ways carers seek help from formal services. Relevance to clinical practice. Service delivery changes towards a model of care, which engages and promotes user control and fosters genuine participatory relations between informal and professional carers may improve uptake of respite services. Key words: community, family care, nursing, older people, qualitative, respite Accepted for publication: 20 July 2009en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltden_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom2057en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto2064en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Clinical Nursingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAged Care Nursingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111001en_US
dc.titleWhy carers of frail older people are not using available respite services: an Australian studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.The definitive version is available at www.interscience.wiley.comen_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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