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Network for Carer Research

The Network for Carer Research was established at the University of Stavanger in 2013.

The main purpose of the network is to contribute to the development, dissemination and visibility of knowledge and competence within the field of carer research, primarily by gathering together researchers, clinical practitioners, and representatives of other stakeholder groups. The network currently has approximately 170 members across Scandinavia (mostly members from Norway).

Carer research is concerned with developing knowledge and understanding of the role and significance of informal caregivers in health and social care services, education, and research. This includes knowledge of carers’ own need for support and information, how to increase opportunities for meaningful carer involvement, and how to safeguard caregivers as an integral part of the health and social care system.