The difficulties faced by informal caregivers of patients with terminal cancer in Hong Kong and the available social support.

@article{Loke2003TheDF,
  title={The difficulties faced by informal caregivers of patients with terminal cancer in Hong Kong and the available social support.},
  author={Alice Yuen Loke and Chun-Fong Faith Liu and Yan Szeto},
  journal={Cancer nursing},
  year={2003},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={276-83}
}
This study aimed to explore the difficulties experienced by primary informal caregivers of Chinese patients with terminal cancer in Hong Kong and the social support available for such caregivers. For this exploratory study, 21 primary informal caregivers of patients with terminal cancer were recruited from a hospice home service to complete a questionnaire. The results show that all but one of the caregivers (95.2%) perceived difficulties in rendering care. They reported experiencing four major… CONTINUE READING