Impact of public health restrictions on families, guardians and close friends of residents in Residential Care Facilities (RCF)

PURPOSE OF RESEARCH:
The public health measures
during the COVID-19 outbreak has restricted visitation of
family/guardians/close friends to people living in residential care.
Subsequently, this may have impacted on their involvement in the care
and social interactions with residents.

As part of the ERiC (Engaging
Remotely in Care) project, we would like to understand from your
perspective, how the visitation restrictions have impacted on your usual
supporting role and your well-being. This project is being conducted by
the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork and our
aim is to develop ways to support communication and engaging remotely in
care.

WHAT IS INVOLVED?
We are inviting
family/guardians/close friends, who support a person living in a
Residential Care Facility, to participate in an online survey. You are
asked to complete questions based on your own experience. It should take
about 20 MINUTES to complete the survey in one sitting.

DO YOU HAVE TO
TAKE PART?

No and you can withdraw from the study at any
time by exiting the survey.

Please note that once you click “NEXT”, all
responses are automatically recorded. Clicking ‘SUBMIT’ at the end of
the survey indicates that you are consenting for the data contained in
your answers to be processed by the research leads in the School of
Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork.

ARE THERE ANY RISKS IN
TAKING PART?

We do not expect any negative consequences
of taking part. However, if you do become upset because of answering
certain questions, please feel free to contact the research leads or
make contact with the following support services: Family Carers Ireland
website: https://familycarers.ie/help-and-advice/carer-groups/ Phone:
1800 240724
Samaritans Ireland website:
https://www.samaritans.org/ireland/samaritans-ireland/ Phone: 116123

HAS
PERMISSION BEEN GRANTED FOR THIS RESEARCH?

The study
was reviewed and approved by Social Research Ethics Committee at
University College Cork.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN THE INFORMATION YOU GIVE?
All
information will be stored securely and will be treated with the
strictest confidence as per General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

ALL SURVEY RESPONSES ARE ANONYMOUS.

Impact of public health restrictions on families, guardians and close friends of residents in Residential Care Facilities (RCF)

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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