Growing up Caring for a Parent with a Chronic Condition
Background: Sometimes, long-term illnesses or disabilities mean children and young-adults grow up looking after their parents. Looking after a family member when they are chronically ill can be accompanied by emotional, social and physical burdens.
While there is a substantial amount of research conducted on this care burden for parents of children with chronic illnesses, the impact of caring for a parent during childhood and adolescence on later in life is not as well understood.
Aim: The aim of this study is to explore how caring for one, or both parents during childhood and/or as a young adult may influence how individuals look after themselves later in life.
To take part in this study, and meet us (face-to-face at the University of Surrey or over online software like Skype) to answer some questions about their experiences, you must :
Be over 18 years of age
Have cared for one or both of your parents as a primary carer before you were 18 years of age
You will be invited to a 1-hour interview during which I will ask you questions about your family and yourself. The interview can be online (via Skype, WhatsApp or Facetime) or at the University of Surrey in Guildford.
You will be given a £5 amazon e-gift voucher in return for your time.
If you are interested, please contact me directly:
Helena Wells: email@example.com
Thank you for your interest in this study.