Understanding family workload following traumatic injury

About the Project

Increased awareness about the capacity of patient support networks will improve planning and support strategies and methods across service delivery units. Better targeted information and support is likely to improve patient outcomes and produce cost efficiencies in service delivery by enhancing the capacity of families to respond to needs of injured people.

This research aims to explore the interrelationship between work distribution and the capacity of family-based relational networks to undertake that work following catastrophic injury. 

A Research Assistant has been recruited and ethics approval is in place. The scoping review and literature review are well developed. A conceptual paper that will look at the intersection of catastrophic injury, biographical disruption and disabling conditions is being developed.

Data collection - both qualitative and quantitative is ongoing. Identification of participants (triads within families) is continuing and a broader geographical region may be required.


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