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Caring: A Family Affair

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Caring: A Family Affair

Please note: As part of a review of content, this course will be deleted from OpenLearn on 26th May 2021.

Care is needed at all stages of life. This free course, Caring: A family affair, makes care in the family its focus because the overwhelming majority of care, including health care, is supplied in families, much of it in private, much of it unnoticed and unremarked upon. The meaning of the term (informal carer) and the word (care) itself are explored.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Appreciate the demands that care relationships place on people
  • Describe how individuals might experience care
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the difficulty of identifying carers when there is interdependence in the relationship.

First Published: 10/08/2012

Updated: 25/10/2018