The subjective well-being of people caring for a family member with a severe disability at home: a review

Cummins, Robert 2001, The subjective well-being of people caring for a family member with a severe disability at home: a review, Journal of intellectual & developmental disability, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 83-100, doi: 10.1080/13668250020032787.

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Title The subjective well-being of people caring for a family member with a severe disability at home: a review
Author(s) Cummins, RobertORCID iD for Cummins, Robert orcid.org/0000-0001-9014-7193
Journal name Journal of intellectual & developmental disability
Volume number 26
Issue number 1
Start page 83
End page 100
Publisher Carfax Publishing Limited
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
Publication date 2001-03
ISSN 1366-8250
1469-9532
Keyword(s) rehabilitation medicine
inclusion and special educational needs
disability
Summary This review concerns the life quality of people caring for a relative with a severe disability within their family. It involves the balance between the advantages such care brings to the care recipient and the costs borne by the family. A brief history indicates that the forces that encourage family care are minimally concerned with family welfare. Moreover, an analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data indicates that primary caregivers are at considerable risk of high stress, clinical depression, and abnormally low subjective quality of life. It is concluded that increased public expenditure directed to the care of people with severe disability is urgently required.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13668250020032787
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001, Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001367

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