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Informal carer—relationship to care recipient, code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termRelationship of carer to care recipient
Synonymous names:Help on this termCarer relationship to care recipient
METeOR identifier:Help on this term376502
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Superseded 10/04/2013 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
Definition:Help on this termThe relationship of the informal carer to the person for whom they care as represented by a code.
Context:Help on this term

Ageing, carers and disability.

Data Element Concept:Informal carer—relationship to care recipient

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
Spouse/partner
1Wife/female partner
2Husband/male partner
Parent
3Mother
4Father
Child
5Daughter
6Son
Child-in-law
7Daughter-in-law
8Son-in-law
Other relative
9Other female relative
10Other male relative
Friend/neighbour
11Female friend
12Male friend
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termCommonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA NMDS) collection. Data Guide: data items and definitions 2006-07.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This data element should always be used to record the relationship of the carer to the person for whom they care, regardless of whether the client of the agency is the carer or the person for whom they care.

When answering this question the person is asked to complete the sentence, 'The carer is the person's ...'

The expressed views of the client and/ or their carer or significant other should be used as the basis for determining which carer should be considered to be the primary or principal carer in this regard.

CODES 1 and 2 Male/Female partner

Include defacto and same sex partnerships.

CODES 3 and 4 Mother/Father

Includes foster parents

CODE 99 Not stated inadequately described

This code should only be recorded where the carer has not been identified. This code is not for use in primary data collections.

Comments:Help on this term

Information about this relationship assists in the establishment of a profile of informal caring relationships and the assistance provided to maintain and support those relationships. As such it increases knowledge about the dynamics of caring and provides an insight into the gender and inter-generational patterns of informal care giving in the community. 

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

CSTDA NMDS Network.

Origin:Help on this term

Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA NMDS) collection. Data Guide: data items and definitions 2006-07.

Reference documents:Help on this term

National Community Services Data Dictionary V4.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Informal carer—relationship to care recipient, CSTDA code N[N] Community Services (retired), Superseded 11/11/2009

Has been superseded by Informal carer—relationship to care recipient, interpersonal code N[N] Disability, Superseded 15/12/2017, Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2009-10 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2010-11 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2011-12 Community Services (retired), Superseded 13/03/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2012-14 Community Services (retired), Standard 13/03/2013

DSS specific attributes +
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