Admission to care after a period of family care-giving has been the focus of much recent research.
Rather than being seen as an end in itself, admission is part of a process.
This article concentrates on'reaching the end'of family care-giving and the'new beginning'of entering residential care.
A cross-national study conducted in the USA and the UK is discussed, and similarities and differences in the two cultures are highlighted.
Decisions to enter a nursing home were often taken hurriedly and with lack of information in both countries.
Issues of quality of care and emotional responses by former carers were also important in both settings.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etablissement troisième âge, Long séjour, Transfert, Aide thérapeutique, A domicile, Milieu familial, Vieillard, Homme, Admission hôpital, Support social, Emotion émotivité, Aidant, Etude comparative, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Royaume Uni, Europe, Structure médicalisée
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Homes for the aged, Long stay, Transfer, Therapeutic assistance, At home, Family environment, Elderly, Human, Hospital admission, Social support, Emotion emotionality, Caregiver, Comparative study, United States, North America, America, United Kingdom, Europe, Care facility
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0108701
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 22/06/1998.