Distress and quality of life concerns of family caregivers of patients undergoing palliative surgery.

@article{Juarez2008DistressAQ,
  title={Distress and quality of life concerns of family caregivers of patients undergoing palliative surgery.},
  author={Gloria Juarez and Betty Ferrell and Gwen C. Uman and Yale D Podnos and Lawrence David Wagman},
  journal={Cancer nursing},
  year={2008},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={2-10}
}
There has been limited research in the field of palliative care and even far less focus on the area of palliative surgery. Although patient needs are paramount, family caregivers require information and support at the time surrounding surgery for advanced disease. The aim of this prospective cohort study of family caregivers of patients with advanced malignancies was to measure the impact of palliative surgery on dimensions of quality of life (QOL) for these family members. Family caregivers… CONTINUE READING

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