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Developing a medication management resource for ethnic minority informal caregivers of people living with dementia

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Abstract


  • This paper outlines the motivation for and the development of a medication management information

    resource for Australian ethnic minority informal caregivers of people living with dementia. The aim of this

    project is to enable ethnic minority informal caregivers to safely and effectively manage medications for

    their care recipient living with dementia in the community setting.

    A large number of Australian informal caregivers of people living with dementia are from ethnic minority

    backgrounds. Medication management is a common, but often times complex, daily task undertaken by

    many informal caregivers. Since many of the caregiver’s medication management responsibilities increase

    as the cognitive capabilities of their care recipients’ decline with advancing dementia and no

    comprehensive dementia specific medication management information resource currently exists we felt it

    important to develop a useful, accessible information resource for informal caregivers in this role.

    The development of this medication management information resource occurred in two stages; the first

    stage involved a qualitative study to gain insight into the perspectives and the information needs of these

    ethnic minority informal caregivers as they manage medications for their care recipient. The results and

    main themes identified in this first stage were then used to inform the second stage of the study which

    involved the development of the medication management information resource, to be available online in

    both English and Italian. These are nearing completion and will be evaluated before becoming generally

    available online. It is anticipated that this information resource will provide family caregivers of people with

    dementia information and support in this role.

UOW Authors


  •   Gillespie, Robyn J. (external author)
  •   Mullan, Judy
  •   Harrison, Lindsey (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Gillespie, R., Mullan, J. & Harrison, L. (2013). Developing a medication management resource for ethnic minority informal caregivers of people living with dementia. Enabling Active Ageing Conference Proceedings: The 12th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing (pp. 83-87). Australia: Emerging Researchers in Ageing Australia.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2558&context=smhpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1540

Start Page


  • 83

End Page


  • 87

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • This paper outlines the motivation for and the development of a medication management information

    resource for Australian ethnic minority informal caregivers of people living with dementia. The aim of this

    project is to enable ethnic minority informal caregivers to safely and effectively manage medications for

    their care recipient living with dementia in the community setting.

    A large number of Australian informal caregivers of people living with dementia are from ethnic minority

    backgrounds. Medication management is a common, but often times complex, daily task undertaken by

    many informal caregivers. Since many of the caregiver’s medication management responsibilities increase

    as the cognitive capabilities of their care recipients’ decline with advancing dementia and no

    comprehensive dementia specific medication management information resource currently exists we felt it

    important to develop a useful, accessible information resource for informal caregivers in this role.

    The development of this medication management information resource occurred in two stages; the first

    stage involved a qualitative study to gain insight into the perspectives and the information needs of these

    ethnic minority informal caregivers as they manage medications for their care recipient. The results and

    main themes identified in this first stage were then used to inform the second stage of the study which

    involved the development of the medication management information resource, to be available online in

    both English and Italian. These are nearing completion and will be evaluated before becoming generally

    available online. It is anticipated that this information resource will provide family caregivers of people with

    dementia information and support in this role.

UOW Authors


  •   Gillespie, Robyn J. (external author)
  •   Mullan, Judy
  •   Harrison, Lindsey (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Gillespie, R., Mullan, J. & Harrison, L. (2013). Developing a medication management resource for ethnic minority informal caregivers of people living with dementia. Enabling Active Ageing Conference Proceedings: The 12th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing (pp. 83-87). Australia: Emerging Researchers in Ageing Australia.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2558&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1540

Start Page


  • 83

End Page


  • 87

Place Of Publication


  • Australia