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Working with colleagues and other professionals when caring for people with dementia at end of life: homecare workers' experiences

Manthorpe, J; Vandrevala, T; Abrams, R; Samsi, K; (2019) Working with colleagues and other professionals when caring for people with dementia at end of life: homecare workers' experiences. International Journal of Care and Caring , 3 (4) pp. 567-583. 10.1332/239788219X15651814499954.

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Abstract

Caring for people with dementia often necessitates inter-professional and inter-agency working but there is limited evidence of how home care staff work as a team and with professionals from different agencies. Through analysis of semi-structured interviews, we explored the experiences of home care workers (n = 30) and managers of home care services (n = 13) in England (2016‐17). Both groups sought to collaboratively establish formal and informal practices of teamwork. Beyond the home care agency, experiences of interacting with the wider health and care workforce differed. More explicit encouragement of support for home care workers is needed by other professionals and their employers.

Type: Article
Title: Working with colleagues and other professionals when caring for people with dementia at end of life: homecare workers' experiences
DOI: 10.1332/239788219X15651814499954
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1332/239788219X15651814499954
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: dementia; end of life; health professionals; home care; teamwork
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Primary Care and Population Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10080985
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