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Professional 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/9780192626219.003.0004
Professional carers

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This chapter examines the situation of professional carers in the palliative care sector. It outlines the different issues faced by staff in the provision of palliative care using a theoretical model devised for family physicians. The chapter explains the different dimensions of this model including direct involvement with the patient and family, the needs and development of staff, and cooperation with other professional care givers. It also discusses the way in which staff may be used as patient surrogates.

Keywords: professional carers; palliative care; family physicians; staff development; patient surrogates

Chapter.  7970 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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