News tagged with social support

Stepfamilies add to caregiver burden

Caregiving is always tough, but it's that much tougher when caregivers have to rely on family ties that are ambiguous, strained or virtually nonexistent, suggests a University of Michigan study.

Sep 24, 2013
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Better support for state care leavers

A Victorian study examining the experiences of young people with a disability as they transition out of state care has detailed the lack of post-care accommodation and support.

Jun 03, 2013
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New TCD research on pregnancy loss in rural Ireland

The importance of support networks to mediate the impact of pregnancy loss and minimise the risk of disenfranchised grief has been highlighted in new research undertaken by Trinity College's School of Social Work and Social ...

May 31, 2013
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Fun and friends help ease the pain of breast cancer

Breast cancer patients who say they have people with whom they have a good time, or have "positive social interactions" with, are better able to deal with pain and other physical symptoms, according to a new Kaiser Permanente ...

May 09, 2013
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