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A multi-professional short-term group intervention for informal caregivers of patients using a home palliative care service

Informal carers of home palliative care patients have high unmet needs. However, interventions for carers are few. This research-based short-term group intervention addresses the information and support needs of carers. Multiprofessional informal teaching is combined with peer support. The intervention was designed by integrating the findings from a qualitative study and the evidence on needs and interventions, in order to address the key issues of feasibility, acceptability, and accessibility. Qualitative data from attendees showed that identifying with other carers and validating feelings, asking questions of professionals, and providing each other with support and encouragement were valuable outcomes from the group.

Additional Titles
Journal Of Palliative Care
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Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
ISBN/ISSN
0825-8597
Resource Database
Cmedm medline - exported 13/7/2016
Publication Year
2002
Issue Number
4
Volume Number
18
Start Page
275-281