Understanding the carers' experience: examples from a Ghanaian context

Neil Quinn, A Evans

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    Informal carers play a key role in mental health care.This article draws on the work of Goffman to analyse the experiences of carers in Ghana. The findings illustrate the complex nature of caring and the need to develop social work practice that acknowledges the social context of carers’ reality.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)61-72
    Number of pages12
    JournalInternational Social Work
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010


    • Ghana
    • social care
    • social work
    • mental health services
    • mental health


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