‘Sustaining Place’ – a grounded theory of how informal carers of people with dementia manage alterations to relationships within their social worlds

This study by Daly et al. (2013) took a grounded theory approach to developing a theory that would explain the social processes informal carers used to manage changing social interactions in their worlds. Interviews were held with informal carers and participants from the health, social care and disability sectors working with people with dementia and their carers. The resulting theory of ‘Sustaining Place’ suggests that “the life-worlds of the person with dementia and informal carer are affected by spatial and inter-relational alterations, interrupting ways of being in and relating to the social world and those encountered in it.”  

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‘Sustaining Place’ – a grounded theory of how informal carers of people with dementia manage alterations to relationships within their social worlds
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2013
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DALY, L., MCCARRON, M., HIGGINS, A. AND MCCALLION, P. (2013) ‘Sustaining Place’ – a grounded theory of how informal carers of people with dementia manage alterations to relationships within their social worlds. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 22(3-4), pp. 501-512.