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Kearney, N.

Sleep-wake disturbances in patients with cancer and their informal caregivers: A matter of dyads

Background: Changes in habitual sleep are among the most remarkable and important concerns of both patients with cancer and their informal carers. A dyadic approach in the assessment and management of sleep problems in patients and carers is a promising method of exploring concurrent sleep disturbances and establishing associations between sleep and sleep-impairing factors that may co-vary in the members of the dyad. The purpose of the present mini-review article was to discuss the current evidence, as well as highlight areas where future research is warranted.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:24

Informal carers: A focus on the real caregivers of people with cancer

Background: Those who become active caregivers out of their simple need to be included in their loved ones' experience may act as a force in the support and sustenance of the person with cancer. Apart from family members, individuals "considered as family" by the patient may actively participate in the patient's cancer journey.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

'Quite an awkward situation to be in': perceptions of patients, carers and health and social care professionals of the supportive cancer care in British military personnel stationed in Germany

Goals of work: This paper reports findings from a study which identified the nature and volume of supportive care received by British military services personnel and their dependents who experience cancer and are based in Germany. The objectives were to (1) identify any gaps in the provision of supportive care, (2) determine the potential for additional supportive care services (local or remote), and (3) identify any educational or development issues for DMWS personnel.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21