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The European voice for informal carers

Quality of Life of Schoolchildren Living with a Long-Term Sick Parent: The Role of Tasks at Home, Life Circumstances and Social Support

This study investigates whether there are differences in quality of life—i.e., psychosomatic complaints and life satisfaction—between schoolchildren with and without a chronically ill or disabled parent at home. It also examines the role played by the intensity of tasks, life…

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Young Adult Carers during the Pandemic: The Effects of Parental Illness and Other Ill Family Members on COVID-19-Related and General Mental Health Outcomes

The mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on young adult carers have been neglected. This study aimed to identify COVID-19 related risk factors for young adult carers and to investigate their mental health relative to non-carer peers. Of the…

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Experiences of nurses with an innovative digital diary intervention in the intensive care unit: A qualitative exploration

Introduction Diaries have been used regularly in various intensive care units (ICUs) in international settings. Hard copy diaries written by relatives became impractical during the COVID-19 pandemic due to ICU visiting restrictions and infection control considerations. Authors: T Haakma, R…

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