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What About the Carers?
What about the carers?

Discussion, debate and policy relating to the management of the complex needs of individuals with long-term conditions often focuses on the formal organization and delivery of health and social care. As a result, the more than significant contribution made by those caring for people with these conditions on an informal basis is often overlooked. The term ‘carer’ is used to refer to someone caring for a person who cannot care for himself/herself and, excluding benefits, carries this out on an unpaid basis. This chapter focuses on the carers of people with long-term conditions who cannot self-manage, and aims to provide an analysis of the role of ...

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