Carers as partners in hospital discharge: improving carer recognition, support and outcomes within timely and supported discharge processes: a review

Author:
ASSOCIATION OF DIRECTORS OF ADULT SOCIAL SERVICES
Publisher:
Association of Directors of Adult Social Services
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
39p.
Place of publication:
London

This report has the key aim of improving recognition and support for carers as partners within the hospital discharge process. The report draws on a web-based literature search which included policy and practice guidance; consultation with stakeholders; a discussions with the Carers and Hospitals Discharge social leads in Warwickshire County Council and a workshop of people involved in health, social care and carer organisations. Areas covered include the importance of involving and informing carers and supporting those diagnosed with dementia and their carers. The report contains sections on areas for improvement and suggested next steps. The report concludes that although evidence of good practice was found, there is also a need to change attitudes and cultures and to understand better their impact on carers.

Subject terms:
joint working, hospital discharge, user participation, access to information, carers, dementia;
Location(s):
United Kingdom

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