Dual expert carers


Older people living with frailty often experience uncertainty about how their health will change over time, making it difficult to ensure they get the right help at the right time. Family carers have been identified as important for accessing and organising this help.

This study has two aims. The first is to understand dual expert family carers’ experiences and consequent decision-making processes at a point of change in the condition of an older person living with frailty. The second aim is to facilitate the co-design of a set of guiding principles by participants, to inform a prototype tool for family carers to assist decision-making. This involved participants taking part in one-to-one interviews followed by participation in a facilitated online focus group.

If you wish to find out more about this study, please contact Richard Green.

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