Caring for older people

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7069.1402b (Published 30 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1402

Caring for carers should be included in undergraduate curriculum

  1. L Robinson
  1. Lecturer in primary health care Department of Primary Health Care, School of Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH

    EDITOR,—In her article on carers who care for older people Anne F Travers states that carers need recognition, information, and support from the health professionals with whom they are in contact.1 A recent Gallup survey, however, showed that 45% of carers receive no help whatsoever in their caring role.2 Since there are an estimated six million carers in Britain, this represents an enormous number of …

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