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The contribution of carers to professional education

Frances Sheldon, Pauline Turner and Bee Wee

in Chronic and Terminal Illness: new perspectives on caring and carers

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780192631671
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730191 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631671.003.0008
The contribution of carers to professional education

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The earlier chapters have highlighted the failure of professionals in health and social care to recognize the various needs of carers. This illustrates the need for and importance of providing professionals with a broader education that will support them in their attempt to deliver the best care and support for terminally ill patients. It also highlights the indispensable contributions of carers in the field of palliative care and family caregiving. This chapter examines the possible contributions of carers to the development of the education of professionals, in reviewing researches and in the practice observed in the area of palliative care. This chapter concludes with suggestions for good practice that will enable full value to be gained from what the carers can offer.

Keywords: health care; social care; professionals; education; carers

Chapter.  7757 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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