Barriers to participation in tourism linked respite care

Hunter-Jones, Philippa ORCID: 0000-0002-0880-7357, Sudbury-Riley, Lynn ORCID: 0000-0001-5097-3407, Chan, Jade and Al-Abdin, Ahmed ORCID: 0000-0002-5818-5736
(2023) Barriers to participation in tourism linked respite care. ANNALS OF TOURISM RESEARCH, 98. 103508-.

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Successive interventions designed to curb the spread of COVID-19 have all served to exacerbate the demands placed upon informal carers, a population indispensable to health care systems. The need for breaks from caring has never been so pronounced. This paper adopts, and extends, the theory of hierarchical leisure constraints to better understand barriers to tourism respite participation. Lived experiences are collected via story-telling techniques (n = 157) from carers taking trips of one night or more away during times of palliative and end-of-life care. Three cross-cutting constraints are emergent in the data: <i>awareness (knowing); access (doing); and anxiety (feeling)</i>. Negotiation strategies are suggested, hierarchical implications questioned and the opportunity to explore a temporal dimension to tourism constraints in future research signalled.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Informal carers, Hospices, Ageing population, Trajectory touchpoint technique, Theory of hierarchical leisure constraints, Temporality
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2022 10:11
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 19:43
DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2022.103508
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