Going home from hospital: the postdischarge experience of patients and carers in rural and remote Queensland
Williams, Chris, Thorpe, Rosamund, Harris, Nonie, Dickinson, Hilary, Barrett, Chris, and Rorison, Francine (2006) Going home from hospital: the postdischarge experience of patients and carers in rural and remote Queensland. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 14 (1). pp. 9-13.
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Objective: This paper reports on a study of the experiences of patients and carers discharged from the Townsville General Hospital into rural and remote communities in North Queensland.
Design: The findings presented in this paper are drawn from post-discharge in-depth, qualitative interviews of both patients and carers.
Results: The findings indicate the importance of examining the lived experience of both patients and carers in attempting to understand the impact of current discharge practices.
Conclusion: We conclude that carers are providing the bulk of post-discharge care of patients – a difficult role in which the difficulties are exacerbated when the patient or the carer or both is a long way from the home community.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||carer, discharge, hospital, patient, remote, rural|
|FoR Codes:||16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||29 Oct 2009 13:11|
|Last Modified:||13 Feb 2011 18:04|
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