An Exploration of Carers of Stroke-Survivors in Ireland Experiences of the Discharge Planning Process and Transition of Care to the Home Setting

Shelagh O'Connor
IntroductionIn Ireland, it is estimated that 10,000 people have a stroke annually. A high numberof stroke-survivors with residual deficits requiring care are discharged to their own.Informal carers are often central in homecare provision. The discharge planningprocess (DPP) is the process used to establish the requirements necessary for apatient to transition from one level of care to another, and may involve carers.
Aims and ObjectivesThe aim of this study was to explore the experiences of carers of...
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