publication . Article . 2017

Informal caregiving and intimate relationships: the experiences of spouses of UK military personnel

Gursimran Thandi; S Oram; A Verey; N Greenberg; N T Fear;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Aug 2017
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Aim Currently, there is no research available on the experiences of spouses providing informal care to wounded, injured or sick (WIS) UK military personnel. The aim of this study was to fill this gap by investigating the relationship experiences of non-military partners caring for WIS UK military personnel.<br/><br/>Methods Spouses of WIS military personnel (n=25) completed telephone interviews with the research team. The data were transcribed and analysed using thematic analysis. The transcripts were cross-coded and checked for inter-rater reliability.<br/><br/>Results Six major themes were identified: (1) communication between couples, (2) adverse family envir...
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free text keywords: General Medicine, Personal distress, Interpersonal relationship, Family relations, Military personnel, Medicine, business.industry, business, Emotional intimacy, Thematic analysis, Distress, Military Family, Nursing
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publication . Article . 2017

Informal caregiving and intimate relationships: the experiences of spouses of UK military personnel

Gursimran Thandi; S Oram; A Verey; N Greenberg; N T Fear;