The needs of caregivers of bipolar patients

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dc.contributor.author Van der Walt, Ilse Annemarie
dc.contributor.author Carbonatto, Charlene Laurence
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-12T09:00:38Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-12T09:00:38Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.description.abstract Bipolar disorder (BD) is a mental health disorder that affects not only the person living with this chronic disease, but also the family and caregiver. Caregivers, often family members, do not realise how caregiving will impact on them and the rest of the family, until they experience it first-hand. This qualitative study used a collective case study and one-to-one interviews. Non-probability purposive sampling was used with selection criteria. One of the themes generated from the study was the needs of caregivers of patients with BD. Sub-themes included: acknowledgement, sacrificing their own needs, support (emotional and financial), information/knowledge, skills, tools and coping mechanisms, space/freedom/day off, order and stability, need for a programme and future plans. It was found that it is essential to address the needs of caregivers en_ZA
dc.description.department Social Work and Criminology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2020 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://socialwork.journals.ac.za/pub en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Van der Walt, I.A. & Carbonatto, C.L. 2019. 'The needs of caregivers of bipolar patients', Social Work / Maatskaplike Werk, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 56-68. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0037-8054 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2312-7198 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.15270/55-1-695
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/74542
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Stellenbosch, Department of Social Work en_ZA
dc.rights University of Stellenbosch, Department of Social Work en_ZA
dc.subject Bipolar disorder (BD) en_ZA
dc.subject Caregivers en_ZA
dc.subject Needs of caregivers en_ZA
dc.title The needs of caregivers of bipolar patients en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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