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Maintaining families´well-being in everyday life
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
2011 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 6, no 2, 7206-7211 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to discuss how everyday life changes for the family in the event of chronic illness or disability. It changes physically due to loss of body function and socially due to time and other constraints related to treatment or lack of mobility. Equally important, there is a psychological impact due to the uncertainty of the future. The article will explore how family participation can help to maintain well-being in everyday life. The family should therefore focus on their own needs as much as on the needs of the family members who are ill. In order to maintain well-being in everyday life, it is crucial for the family to create routines and spend time doing things that they enjoy. By doing this, the family will create a rhythm of well-being regardless of the critical family situation. Family members and professional caregivers also need to come together at the beginning and during the illness or disability event to discuss changes that could be made day-to-day for all those involved, thereby making for an easier transition into care giving.

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Järfälla: CoAction Publishing, 2011. Vol. 6, no 2, 7206-7211 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-16215DOI: 10.3402/qhw.v6i2.7206ISI: 000290795000010PubMedID: 21637350Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84874966263OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-16215DiVA: diva2:440551
Available from: 2011-09-14 Created: 2011-09-13 Last updated: 2017-12-19Bibliographically approved

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