Family caregiver engagement in a coping and communication support intervention tailored to advanced cancer patients and families.

@article{Bowman2009FamilyCE,
  title={Family caregiver engagement in a coping and communication support intervention tailored to advanced cancer patients and families.},
  author={Karen F Bowman and Julia Hannum Rose and Rosanne Marie Radziewicz and Elizabeth O'toole and Rose Anne Berila},
  journal={Cancer nursing},
  year={2009},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={73-81}
}
We describe family caregiver (FCG) participation in a tailored coping and communication support intervention for advanced cancer patients and families. Preliminary descriptive data on characteristics and patterns of early engagement in the intervention for 132 FCGs are presented. Engagement assessed at an initial in-person meeting and the following 6 weeks includes problems raised, strategies used, and initiation, frequency, and mode of contact. A sizable proportion of FCGs were male, African… CONTINUE READING

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