Family carers. 4: Designing services to support family carers in Sweden

Br J Nurs. 1999;8(12):787-90. doi: 10.12968/bjon.1999.8.12.6571.


This, the last of four articles focusing on family caregiving in Sweden, considers ways in which services can be designed to better support and complement care provided by the family. Drawing on the results presented in the previous three articles (Vol 8(9): 582-8; Vol 8(10): 647-52; Vol 8(11): 735-40) the need to provide flexible and responsive services will be highlighted. While acknowledging the importance of services which help with the physical aspects of caring, emphasis will be placed on the need to develop an expanded range of interventions which recognize and respond to the social and emotional impact of caring.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Attitude to Health
  • Caregivers / psychology*
  • Cost of Illness
  • Family / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Needs Assessment / organization & administration*
  • Social Support*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Sweden