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A never-ending love story : a narrative exploration into the experiences of men who provide care in the context of dementia
Stokes, Ann Margaret
THESIS 10876 Men represent a growing minority of the overall population of informal carers with their requirement to provide care increasing as changes in traditional family structures take place and the focus of Government policy on community based care intensifies. The number of people with dementia in Ireland is predicted to increase threefold between 2021 and 2041. At the same time, Ireland is set to have the largest growth in the older population across the EU and the number of people with dementia is predicted to dramatically intensify (Trepel 2011). A major void exists in relation to research on male caring in Ireland and it was envisaged that through listening to the stories of a sample of male carers, useful insights into their experiences of providing care to a loved one or close relative with dementia would be provided. Research Aim, Objectives and Question: The aim of this qualitative study was to explore and give an initial understanding of the experiences of men who were providing care to a loved one or close relative with dementia from a narrative perspective. The proposed objectives were to: Explore the meaning of the caring experience for male carers -- Explore how men view themselves in the caring role -- Explore how wider society impacts on men?s identities as carers. The following research question informed the study: How do male carers perceive their own experience of providing care to their loved one or close relative with dementia?
Keyword(s): Nursing & Midwifery, Ph.D.; Ph.D. Trinity College Dublin
Publication Date:
2015
Type: Doctoral thesis
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Citation(s): Ann Margaret Stokes, 'A never-ending love story : a narrative exploration into the experiences of men who provide care in the context of dementia', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Nursing & Midwifery, 2015, pp 338
Publisher(s): Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Nursing & Midwifery
Supervisor(s): McCarron, Mary
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