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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.