About Down's Syndrome : An investigation of factors which influence the health and wellbeing of parent carers

An investigation of factors which influence the health and wellbeing of parent carers who support a child or an adult with a learning disability


Researcher: Carole Beighton

I am the parent of a child who has learning & physical disabilities and in my third year of undertaking a PhD at London South Bank University. I’m a qualified nurse (adult and learning disability) and currently work as a part-time researcher at Kingston & St Georges University of London.

Parents of children who have a learning disability are known are known as ‘perpetual parents’ as we spend the longest time as carers.  However, most research reports on the health of ‘all carers’. Our health is often compared to that of shorter term carers, for example those caring for someone with dementia or receiving palliative care.  Therefore this research will provide important information about our specific health and needs as parent carers as we need to stay in good health in order to care for our children over their lifespan.

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Contact details: Mobile: 07932091560 | Email: beightc2@lsbu.ac.uk

 

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