Type

Journal Article

Authors

Brian A. Lawlor
David K. Prendergast
Joseph P. Wherton
Joanna E. McHugh

Subjects

Philosophy

Topics
source recommendations welfare of older people future research support social research psychology older group processes carers social support

Teleconferencing as a Source of Social Support for Older Spousal Caregivers: Initial Explorations and Recommendations for Future Research (2012)

Abstract Teleconferencing is increasingly being used as a medium of delivering social support for dementia caregivers. Further direction is required from pilot studies before the optimal clinical service can be delivered. Following a 6-week pilot support group for spousal caregivers, delivered via teleconferencing software, we interviewed 8 participants for their feedback. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and analyzed using grounded theory analysis. Themes of “group processes” and “barriers,” containing subcategories of “functions of the group,” “responsibilities of facilitators,” and “barriers to communication” were discussed. According to caregivers, successful teleconferencing support groups should acknowledge the caregiver as the dementia expert, allow participants to meet before the deployment of the support group, provide active facilitation and leadership via the researcher, employ user-friendly technologies, and facilitate for the group to self-maintain following the pilot deployment period. These issues should be taken into consideration when designing future teleconferencing applications for caregivers.
Collections Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences: HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare: Welfare of older people
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Type = Article
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences: HD Industries. Land use. Labor: Non Profit Organisations. Voluntary Sector.
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Status = Published
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences: HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences: HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare: Welfare of older people
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences: HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Academic Unit = Faculty of Social Sciences: Anthropology
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Type = Article
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences: HD Industries. Land use. Labor: Non Profit Organisations. Voluntary Sector.: Carers
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Academic Unit = Faculty of Social Sciences
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences: HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences: HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences: HD Industries. Land use. Labor: Non Profit Organisations. Voluntary Sector.: Carers
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Open Access DRIVERset
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Type = Article
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences: HD Industries. Land use. Labor: Non Profit Organisations. Voluntary Sector.

Full list of authors on original publication

Brian A. Lawlor, David K. Prendergast, Joseph P. Wherton, Joanna E. McHugh

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Brian A. Lawlor
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 125
 
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Joanna E. McHugh
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 36