Determinants of the caregiving experience

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Aggar, C 2016, 'Determinants of the caregiving experience', Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association Journal , vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 6-13.

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The traditional discourse of caregiving focuses on burden, depression and anxiety. However, there is an emerging understanding of the complexities of the caregiving experience. This review paper highlights the complexity and often ambiguous reporting of variables associated with the caregiving experience and raises a number of research questions. The paper concludes that the identification of determinants that affect aspects of the caregiving experience, including anxiety and depression symptoms, is required to inform health care professionals of carer support needs.