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Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients$
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Julia Addington-Hall and Irene Higginson

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780192629609

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.001.0001

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Informal carers of dependants with advanced disease

Informal carers of dependants with advanced disease

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(p.227) Chapter 19 Informal carers of dependants with advanced disease
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Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients
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Jonathan Koffman

Penny Snow

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.003.0020

This chapter first attempts to define informal care. It then reviews the sources of stress and satisfaction associated with looking after a dependant in order to understand the milieu of care. Many of the issues relating to carers of cancer patients may well be common to other carers irrespective of the disease the patient is suffering. Lastly, it suggests areas where informal carers and their dependants could be better served by health and social care services.

Keywords:   informal care, patient care, informal caring, caregivers

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