HEALTH / WELL-BEING

UK support services for families of wounded, injured or sick Service personnel: the need for evaluation

February, 2016
Article:

This study explores the support available to families of wounded injured and sick service personnel in the UK. Only a minority of the services have previously undergone an evaluation and the authors encourage a culture of service evaluation within the field.

Abstract

Concerns have been raised about the level of support available to those families who provide unpaid care for wounded, injured or sick (WIS) personnel in the UK. In this opinion piece, support services for families of WIS personnel in the UK and their associated evaluations are reviewed. Support services are found to be provided by government-led initiatives, third sector organisations and the Service Family Federations. A minority of interventions for families of WIS personnel in the UK have been evaluated and a culture of service evaluation is encouraged within the field.

Full Reference

Verey, Anna, et al. "UK support services for families of wounded, injured or sick Service personnel: the need for evaluation." Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps (2016): jramc-2015

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