Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Joachim Cohen and Luc Deliens

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199599400

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 10 December 2019

Economic and health-related consequences of individuals caring for terminally ill cancer patients in Canada

Economic and health-related consequences of individuals caring for terminally ill cancer patients in Canada

Chapter:
(p.60) Chapter 5 Economic and health-related consequences of individuals caring for terminally ill cancer patients in Canada
Source:
A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care
Author(s):

Konrad Fassbender

Lindsey Sutherland

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0032

Evaluating the costs of end-of-life care for society means looking beyond the costs (i.e., economic consequences) of publicly-provided end-of-life care (e.g., palliative care services). This chapter therefore extends that focus to contributions and consequences associated with caregivers. It covers both the health and economic consequences of providing unpaid care to the dying, assesses whether governmental support helps alleviate these consequences, and identifies appropriate levels of financing and delivery of services directed to caregivers. It suggests that the potential benefits of referral to palliative care programmes, use of palliative home care, and use of federal caregiver benefits, be considered. It also argues that without adequate knowledge and support, caregivers will suffer and cause an inefficient use of health care resources.

Keywords:   caregivers, end-life-care costs, health care, palliative care programmes, palliative home care, federal caregiver benefits, public health

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .