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January 1997
Report No. 47

Training Carers of Older People: An Advisory Report
Orla O'Donovan, Margaret Hodgins, Verna McKenna and Cecily Kelleher

This advisory report raises important issues in relation to the social care of older people and the education and training of those who provide such care. It includes a review of the literature on education and training, an overview of existing training in Ireland and findings from consultations with relevant parties. The authors' recommendations, based on the study, are presented in addition to the Council's own comments and recommendations.

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November 1988
Report No. 19

Caring for the Elderly. Part 2: The Caring Process: A Study of Carers in the Home
Joyce O'Connor and Helen Ruddle

Part 2of this study on caring for older people examines the caring process, focusing primarily on family carers of older people living at home rather than on the individuals themselves.

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June 1988
Report No. 18

Caring for the Elderly. Part 1: A Study of Carers at Home and in the Community
Joyce O'Connor

This publication is Part 1 of a research programme on family carers of older people and is the first attempt to quantify the nature and extent of family care of older people within an Irish context.

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