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Exploring Formal Care Providers’ Perspectives of the Support Needs of Older Male Spousal Care-givers: A Focus Group Study

Published on Apr 15, 2020in British Journal of Social Work
· DOI :10.1093/BJSW/BCAA019
Anne Fee1
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(Ulster University),
Sonja McIlfatrick22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Ulster University),
Assumpta Ryan22
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(Ulster University)
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