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Family Carers in Palliative CareA guide for health and social care professionals$
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Peter Hudson and Sheila Payne

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199216901

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216901.001.0001

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The future of family caregiving: research, social policy and clinical practice

The future of family caregiving: research, social policy and clinical practice

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(p.277) Chapter 15 The future of family caregiving: research, social policy and clinical practice
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Family Carers in Palliative Care
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Peter Hudson

Sheila Paynem

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216901.003.0015

This chapter examines the future of family caregiving in terms of clinical practice, social policy, and research. It discusses the main reasons why offering support to family carers should be an integral component of palliative care and proposes a conceptual framework to underpin this vision. It also evaluates the role clinical services may play with family carers and identifies some research priorities.

Keywords:   family caregiving, palliative care, family carers, clinical practice, social policy, clinical services, research priorities

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