How to map a patient's social support network

Price, Bob (2011). How to map a patient's social support network. Nursing Older People, 23(2) pp. 28–35.

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Abstract

When patients are discharged from hospital they are dependent on the professional and social care delivered by healthcare staff and also on the support provided by lay carers, family and friends. This article describes a method for determining the quality and extent of lay care that may be available to older people to ensure that their discharge is more successful in the long term.

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