Family caregivers and palliative care: current status and agenda for the future.

@article{Hudson2011FamilyCA,
  title={Family caregivers and palliative care: current status and agenda for the future.},
  author={Peter L. Hudson and Sheila Payne},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 7},
  pages={864-9}
}
The quality of life of the person confronting the end stages of their life may be severely compromised without the support of family caregivers. Indeed, most people requiring palliative care would not be able to fulfill their preferences, such as care at home, without significant family caregiver input. As a consequence, health services are mandated to support the family alongside the person diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. In short, palliative care is supposed to be family centred… CONTINUE READING

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