Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/306741
Title:
Family caring in Ireland
Authors:
Care Alliance Ireland
Publisher:
Care Alliance Ireland
Issue Date:
May-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/306741
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The vast majority of respondents (98.3%) in 2008 Care Alliance Ireland research on full-time carers in Ireland indicated that they were caring for a family member2. However, the term ‘carer’ is often used to refer to an array of health care workers. It is therefore considered appropriate to use the term ‘Family Carer’ to clearly differentiate paid care workers or health care professionals from unpaid Family Carers. The term ‘informal carer’ is also used quite widely. This is somewhat problematic as Family Carers often say that there is nothing informal about the care they provide. Nonetheless, as the term is commonly used, we attempt to define it here. Informal carers are people who provide care to others in need of assistance or support on an unpaid basis. Generally, informal care is provided by family members or friends of the person receiving care. Informal care is distinguished from formal care services provided by people employed in the health and community sectors, because the care is generally provided free of charge and is not regulated by the state. Although informal care is provided freely, it is not free in an economic sense, as time spent caring is time that cannot be directed to other activities such as paid work, education, volunteering or leisure
Keywords:
CARER; FAMILY SUPPORT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCare Alliance Irelanden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-11T16:48:29Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-11T16:48:29Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/306741-
dc.descriptionThe vast majority of respondents (98.3%) in 2008 Care Alliance Ireland research on full-time carers in Ireland indicated that they were caring for a family member2. However, the term ‘carer’ is often used to refer to an array of health care workers. It is therefore considered appropriate to use the term ‘Family Carer’ to clearly differentiate paid care workers or health care professionals from unpaid Family Carers. The term ‘informal carer’ is also used quite widely. This is somewhat problematic as Family Carers often say that there is nothing informal about the care they provide. Nonetheless, as the term is commonly used, we attempt to define it here. Informal carers are people who provide care to others in need of assistance or support on an unpaid basis. Generally, informal care is provided by family members or friends of the person receiving care. Informal care is distinguished from formal care services provided by people employed in the health and community sectors, because the care is generally provided free of charge and is not regulated by the state. Although informal care is provided freely, it is not free in an economic sense, as time spent caring is time that cannot be directed to other activities such as paid work, education, volunteering or leisureen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCare Alliance Irelanden_GB
dc.subjectCARERen_GB
dc.subjectFAMILY SUPPORTen_GB
dc.titleFamily caring in Irelanden_GB
dc.typeReporten
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