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dc.contributor.authorDiggory, Kate
dc.contributor.authorReeves, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-06T12:32:49Z
dc.date.available2021-10-06T12:32:49Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-19
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/626042/Preprint%20Permission%20to%20be%20kind%20Article_.pdf?sequence=4
dc.identifier.citationDiggory, K., & Reeves, A. (2022). Permission to be kind to myself. The experiences of informal carers of those with a life-limiting or terminal illness of a brief self-compassion-based self-care intervention. Progress in Palliative Care, 30(3), 149-157. https://doi.org/10.1080/09699260.2021.1972722en_US
dc.identifier.issn0969-9260
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09699260.2021.1972722
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/626042
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Progress in Palliative Care on 19/09/2021, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/09699260.2021.1972722en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: Informal carers of someone with a life-limiting or terminal illness often experience marked levels of depression, anxiety and stress. Carers have limited free time to devote to lengthy, well-being interventions. Carers also struggle to prioitorize their self-care, a factor which may help buffer some of the negative impacts of being a carer. The aim of this study was to gain insight into carers’ views and perceptions of a brief, four session face to face self-compassion intervention for carers (iCare) which was created to improve well- being, increase self-compassion and develop self-care among carers. In so doing, this qualitative research addresses gaps in the literature relating to self-compassion interventions for carers and targeted self-care initiatives for carers. Method: Semi-structured interviews with nine participants of iCare were conducted and data subjected to a reflexive thematic analysis within a critical realist framework. Findings: A number of themes and sub-themes were identified. Carers discovered a kinder, less judgemental way of seeing themselves allowing themselves to recognize that they had their own individual needs. In turn this led to an intentional practise of self-care activities. Benefits from conscious self-care and self-kindness included experiencing a greater sense of calm or relaxation and the development of a more positive outlook. Conclusion: The findings highlight that a brief self-compassion intervention can have a positive impact on carers reported well-being through developing a kindlier internal orientation and locating a permission to allow themselves to practise an intentional self-care.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09699260.2021.1972722en_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/toc/yppc20/currenten_US
dc.rightsCC0 1.0 Universal*
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectcarersen_US
dc.subjectlife-limiting illnessen_US
dc.subjectiCareen_US
dc.subjectcompassion-focused therapyen_US
dc.titlePermission to be kind to myself’. The experiences of informal carers of those with a life-limiting or terminal illness of a brief self-compassion-based self-care interventionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1743-291Xen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_US
dc.identifier.journalProgress in Palliative Careen_US
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
rioxxterms.funderUnfundeden_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUnfundeden_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/09699260.2021.1972722en_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2022-09-19
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-08-01
rioxxterms.publicationdate2021-09-19
dc.date.deposited2021-10-06en_US
dc.indentifier.issn0969-9260en_US


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