Is there a need for counselling/psychotherapy for those who care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia sufferers?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90411
Title:
Is there a need for counselling/psychotherapy for those who care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia sufferers?
Authors:
Butler, Gillian
Abstract:
This study aimed to explore the research question Is there a need for counselling and psychotherapy for those who care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia sufferers? The researcher was a student seeking an MSc in a counselling and psychotherapy placement in an organisation that supports carers. The researcher intended to ask the question, bearing in mind at there were also Alzheimer’s support groups and carers’ support groups that offered support. ‘The government has shown the importance it attaches to ensuring that all carers get the services and support that they need’ (Department of Health 2004:1) A government report into the mental health support requirements of carers explored some of their needs. Counselling and psychotherapy were not mentioned in this context. A literature search revealed that much work had been done on the medical nature of Alzheimer’s. Some studies had been carried out on the stress of carers and their lack of a confiding relationship. Other studies had examined depression in cares and the effect of the condition on the cared for. Where counselling and psychotherapy were mentioned, definitions were sometimes unclear. Work had been done on counselling and psychotherapy intervention for carers, but late into the progress of the illness. These research studies were referred to in the main body of this work. This was followed by a consideration of methodology and method. The researcher intended to use a qualitative study using discourse analysis from a post-modern perspective, using Potter and Wetherall’s ten stages (Potter and Wetherall 2001) This was followed by discussion of the findings.
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90411
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorButler, Gillianen
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-22T14:49:57Z-
dc.date.available2010-01-22T14:49:57Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/90411-
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to explore the research question Is there a need for counselling and psychotherapy for those who care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia sufferers? The researcher was a student seeking an MSc in a counselling and psychotherapy placement in an organisation that supports carers. The researcher intended to ask the question, bearing in mind at there were also Alzheimer’s support groups and carers’ support groups that offered support. ‘The government has shown the importance it attaches to ensuring that all carers get the services and support that they need’ (Department of Health 2004:1) A government report into the mental health support requirements of carers explored some of their needs. Counselling and psychotherapy were not mentioned in this context. A literature search revealed that much work had been done on the medical nature of Alzheimer’s. Some studies had been carried out on the stress of carers and their lack of a confiding relationship. Other studies had examined depression in cares and the effect of the condition on the cared for. Where counselling and psychotherapy were mentioned, definitions were sometimes unclear. Work had been done on counselling and psychotherapy intervention for carers, but late into the progress of the illness. These research studies were referred to in the main body of this work. This was followed by a consideration of methodology and method. The researcher intended to use a qualitative study using discourse analysis from a post-modern perspective, using Potter and Wetherall’s ten stages (Potter and Wetherall 2001) This was followed by discussion of the findings.en
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dc.subjectCounsellingen
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.subjectCarers needen
dc.subjectDementia and Alzheimersen
dc.subjectDiscourse analysisen
dc.titleIs there a need for counselling/psychotherapy for those who care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia sufferers?en
dc.typeThesisen
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