Empowerment through information: supporting rural families of oncology patients in palliative care.

@article{Wilkes2000EmpowermentTI,
  title={Empowerment through information: supporting rural families of oncology patients in palliative care.},
  author={Lesley Wilkes and Kate White and Libba O'Riordan},
  journal={The Australian journal of rural health},
  year={2000},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={41-6}
}
A research project examining the support needs of families caring for a relative in palliative care was conducted in New South Wales in 1997. Data were collected from 19 families and 10 specialist palliative care nurses from eight centres throughout New South Wales using audio-taped interviews. The findings show that information was one of the most important support needs for families to enable them to effectively care for their sick relative. The information provided needed to meet the… CONTINUE READING

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