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Gaps in Understanding the Experiences of Homecare Workers Providing Care for People with Dementia up to the End of Life: A Systematic Review

D'Astous, Valerie, Abrams, Ruth, Vandrevala, Tushna, Samsi, Kritika and Manthorpe, Jill (2019) Gaps in Understanding the Experiences of Homecare Workers Providing Care for People with Dementia up to the End of Life: A Systematic Review Dementia, 18 (3). pp. 970-989.

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Abstract

This systematic review of the literature explores the perspectives and experiences of homecare workers providing care for people with dementia living at home up to the end of life. A search of major English language databases in 2016 identified 378 studies on the topic, of which 12 met the inclusion criteria. No empirical research was identified that specifically addressed the research question. However, synthesis of the findings from the broader literature revealed three overarching themes: value of job role, emotional labour and poor information and communication. The role of homecare workers supporting a person with dementia up to the end of life remains under-researched, with unmet needs for informational, technical and emotional support reported. The effective components of training and support are yet to be identified.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
D'Astous, Valerie
Abrams, Ruthr.abrams@surrey.ac.uk
Vandrevala, Tushna
Samsi, Kritika
Manthorpe, Jill
Date : 1 April 2019
DOI : 10.1177/1471301217699354
OA Location : https://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/37558/1/Vandrevala-T-37558-AAM.pdf
Uncontrolled Keywords : Homecare; Home health aide; Dementia; End of life; Social care; Community care
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 01 May 2020 16:40
Last Modified : 01 May 2020 16:40
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/855435

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