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The hidden young face of care

Huddleston, Maria and West, Deborah S. (2011). The hidden young face of care. Practice Reflexions,6(1):39-46.

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Title The hidden young face of care
Author Huddleston, Maria
West, Deborah S.
Journal Name Practice Reflexions
Publication Date 2011
Volume Number 6
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1834-3635   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 39
End Page 46
Total Pages 8
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Australian Community Workers Association
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Young people who provide unpaid care to someone with an illness or disability in their households can remain unrecognised by practitioners within the health and social care system as the focus is usually on the presenting individual or those who require care. Practitioners working in the health and social care system should have knowledge and awareness of who young carers are and their circumstances. This article seeks to raise the profile of young carers so that practitioners are able to recognise and provide holistic care to the family and provide resource and support opportunities for young people who provide care.
Keywords Young carers
health and wellbeing
human service system

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