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Home and family carers

MARGARET Robbins

in Evaluating Palliative Care

Published in print March 1998 | ISBN: 9780192626219
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730016 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192626219.003.0003
Home and family carers

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This chapter examines research concerning the needs of home and family carers who serve terminally ill patients. It explains that caring for carers is important in terms of their own preventive healthcare and enhancing the quality of patient care by focusing on family dynamics and the home caring context. The chapter explores the various methodologies that have been used to investigate the impact of caring on home carers and the extent to which the view of home carers may be taken to be representative of patients' views.

Keywords: home carers; family carers; terminally ill; preventive healthcare; family dynamics

Chapter.  8439 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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