Working With Families and Carers

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Families and carers play a critical role in care that should be acknowledged. As well as being able to recognise physical and behavioural changes, family members and carers will generally have a much greater understanding of a client’s gestures, movements, body language, personality and thoughts.

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Families and carers know clients better than anyone else. Partnering with clients and involving them in their own care is an essential component of healthcare standards, but the information gained about their background and preferences may be limited, especially if the client is physically or cognitively compromised. Even if the client is able to actively participate in their own care, families and carers still play a critical role that should be acknowledged and included in the care process.


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Leah Roberts
07 Feb 2022
Fantastic article. Succint and thorough.
Donna Murnane
07 Feb 2022
Useful resource for all health care work.
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Sue Longo
08 Feb 2022
It is important to have family input into the care of their family member as they often have ideas that worked for them in caring and addressing some behaviours. It is important to have them involved.
Karen Hopkins
21 Feb 2022
Informative and knowledgeable information in minimal ready
Kerry Lenton
11 Feb 2022
It is always good to remember the importance of those people who are familiar to our clients.
Yousef Fidah
11 Feb 2022
useful information
Anne Malik
07 Feb 2022
To the point, easy to follow
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Peachy Culti
05 Sep 2020
New knowledge gained.
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