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Understanding the carers' experience : examples from a Ghanaian context

Quinn, Neil and Evans, A (2010) Understanding the carers' experience : examples from a Ghanaian context. International Social Work, 53 (1). pp. 61-72. ISSN 0020-8728

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Abstract

Informal carers play a key role in mental health care.This article draws on the work of Goffman to analyse the experiences of carers in Ghana. The findings illustrate the complex nature of caring and the need to develop social work practice that acknowledges the social context of carers’ reality.

Item type: Article
ID code: 34807
Keywords: Ghana, social care , social work, mental health services, mental health , Social pathology. Social and public welfare, Social Sciences (miscellaneous), Sociology and Political Science
Subjects: Social Sciences > Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Social Work
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    Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2011 11:18
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 12:24
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/34807

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