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Analýza měřicích nástrojů mapujících zátěž formálních pečovatelů
Analysis of measuring tools mapping the burden of formal caregivers

Author(s): Lenka Holasová
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Univerzita Karlova v Praze - Filozofická fakulta, Vydavatelství
Keywords: caregiver; carer; burden; workload; measurment tools

Summary/Abstract: Population ageing is one of the main social risks in today’s society. Due to increasing life expectancy, progress in medicine, and constantly improving living conditions, provision of social services, especially adequate staffing (above all direct carer’s staffing) is becoming more and more important. However, this profession is often undrepaid and associated with psychic as well as physical and social workload. The submitted review article focuses on analysis of instruments that are used domestically and abroad to measure the level of the caregiver’s workload. Out of 32 measuring instruments, an overview of 9 fields describing the caregiver’s workload was created. Learning about the caregiver’s workload and responding to the needs they have in the above mentioned fields may prevent the burnout syndrome, increased morbidity, and, at the same time, it has preventive effect in various cases that may occur in this demanding job.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 9-19
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Czech