Experience of meaning in life in bereaved informal caregivers of palliative care patients

@article{Brandsttter2013ExperienceOM,
  title={Experience of meaning in life in bereaved informal caregivers of palliative care patients},
  author={Monika Brandst{\"a}tter and Monika K{\"o}gler and Urs Baumann and Veronika Fensterer and Helmut K{\"u}chenhoff and Gian Domenico Borasio and Martin Johannes Fegg},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2013},
  volume={22},
  pages={1391-1399}
}
Providing care for terminally ill family members places an enormous burden on informal caregivers. Meaning in life (MiL) may be a protective factor, but is jeopardised in caregiving and bereavement. This study evaluates the following questions: To what extent do bereaved informal caregivers of palliative care (PC) patients experience meaning in their lives? What differences emerge in carers compared to the general German population? How does MiL relate to well-being in former caregivers? Eighty… CONTINUE READING
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