This study aims to investigate and improve understanding of the experiences of patients and their carers during the first month at home following discharge from hospital, thereby enhancing appropriate care from a more informed perspective. In-depth interviews and self-report diaries were used to capture data from 12 patient/carer dyads. Four survivors with marked communication problems were included in this number, two requiring the use of pictures and diagrams to express their views. Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) was used to capture and interpret survivor and carer experiences.
- community care
- psychosocial transition
- home discharge
- Musculoskeletal, Neural, and Ocular Physiology
- Rehabilitation and Therapy