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The importance of family carers in end-of-life care: A public health approach

Allan Kellehear

in A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199599400
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739170 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0096
The importance of family carers in end-of-life care: A public health approach

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This chapter reviews the key social and cultural dimensions that influence family carers, also noting how less recognized influences, such as hidden relationships, might be important influences on family care behaviour. It argues for a public health response to family care that goes beyond direct service provision. It argues that health promotion, community development, and service partnerships are crucial to enhancing and supporting family carers.

Keywords: caregivers; palliative care; family care; public health; health promotion; community development; service partnerships

Chapter.  5793 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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