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The future of family caregiving: research, social policy and clinical practice

Peter Hudson and Sheila Paynem

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/9780199216901.003.0015
The future of family caregiving: research, social policy and clinical practice

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This chapter examines the future of family caregiving in terms of clinical practice, social policy, and research. It discusses the main reasons why offering support to family carers should be an integral component of palliative care and proposes a conceptual framework to underpin this vision. It also evaluates the role clinical services may play with family carers and identifies some research priorities.

Keywords: family caregiving; palliative care; family carers; clinical practice; social policy; clinical services; research priorities

Chapter.  11245 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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