Caring for dementia carers: the role of general practitioners in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207169
Title:
Caring for dementia carers: the role of general practitioners in Ireland.
Authors:
O'Connor, C
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9, Ireland., o_connor_ciara@hotmail.com
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2011 Jun;180(2):327-32. Epub 2011 Jan 29.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207169
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-010-0671-3
PubMed ID:
21279463
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Dementia patients in Ireland live 8 years on average after diagnosis and health policy aims to ensure patients are cared for in the home for as long as possible. AIM: To assess the role of general practitioners in Ireland caring for dementia carers. METHODS: A PubMed search (1980-2010) was performed using MeSH terms "caregivers or carers", "Dementia or Alzheimer's disease", "family physician or general practitioner". An English language restriction was imposed and the search continued to June 24th 2010. RESULTS: Psychosocial multidisciplinary interventions that unite education, skills training, management of psychological problems and family support in the community are effective in managing the problems of carers and should be facilitated by general practitioners. CONCLUSIONS: Dementia carers form an important yet understated patient group who present unique challenges for general practitioners in Ireland.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Caregivers/*psychology; *Dementia; *General Practitioners; Home Nursing/*psychology; Humans; Ireland; *Physician's Role; Stress, Psychological/*etiology
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Cen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:00:57Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:00:57Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:00:57Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2011 Jun;180(2):327-32. Epub 2011 Jan 29.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid21279463en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-010-0671-3en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207169-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Dementia patients in Ireland live 8 years on average after diagnosis and health policy aims to ensure patients are cared for in the home for as long as possible. AIM: To assess the role of general practitioners in Ireland caring for dementia carers. METHODS: A PubMed search (1980-2010) was performed using MeSH terms "caregivers or carers", "Dementia or Alzheimer's disease", "family physician or general practitioner". An English language restriction was imposed and the search continued to June 24th 2010. RESULTS: Psychosocial multidisciplinary interventions that unite education, skills training, management of psychological problems and family support in the community are effective in managing the problems of carers and should be facilitated by general practitioners. CONCLUSIONS: Dementia carers form an important yet understated patient group who present unique challenges for general practitioners in Ireland.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshCaregivers/*psychologyen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Dementiaen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*General Practitionersen_GB
dc.subject.meshHome Nursing/*psychologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Physician's Roleen_GB
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychological/*etiologyen_GB
dc.titleCaring for dementia carers: the role of general practitioners in Ireland.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9, Ireland., o_connor_ciara@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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