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Currow, David

Perceptions of the care received from Australian palliative care services: A caregiver perspective

Background:Caregiver satisfaction and experience surveys help health professionals to understand, measure, and improve the quality of care provided for patients and their families.Objective: Our aim was to explore caregiver perceptions of the care received from Australian specialist palliative care services.Method: Caregivers of patients receiving palliative care in services registered with Australia's Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration were invited to participate in a caregiver survey.

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 10:57

Physical, psychosocial, relationship, and economic burden of caring for people with cancer: a review

The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the issues faced by caregivers of people diagnosed with cancer, with a particular emphasis on the physical, psychosocial, and economic impact of caring. A review of the literature identified cancer as one of the most common health conditions in receipt of informal caregiving, with the majority of caregivers reporting taking on the role of caring because of family responsibility and there being little choice or no one else to provide the care.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12