Many Family Carers are happy for others in their circle of friends and family to be aware of their caring responsibilities. This is often easier when the “reason” that the person being cared for requires care is a condition which elicits an empathetic response – such as dementia, or a significant medical condition. However, not all conditions which necessitate family members becoming Family Carers fall under this category. In addition, Family Carers may find themselves subject to stigmas for various reasons. This paper introduces a number of discussion points which link family caring and stigma, placing both within an Irish context and encouraging an open discussion of the issues.
This Discussion Paper was published in December 2016.
Theme Changing the mindset
Authors Care Alliance Ireland