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Policy initiatives for family carers

Hilary Arksey and Anne Corden

in Family Carers in Palliative Care

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780199216901
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730252 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216901.003.0004
Policy initiatives for family carers

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This chapter discusses policy initiatives for family carers of people with terminal illness. It focuses on the situation in England but provides some comparison of innovative approaches in other countries including Canada, Australia, and European member states. It suggests that policies for family carers must take into account the heterogeneity of terminal conditions and uncertainties in the timing and progression of the last stages in life, and that policy provisions should be extended into such areas as bereavement benefits.

Keywords: family carers; terminal illness; England; policy initiatives; Australia; Canada; Europe; progression; bereavement benefits

Chapter.  6904 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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