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Caregiver Education and Training: Learning Preferences of Informal Caregivers of Adult Care Recipients.

Background: Oncology nurses play a key role in supporting caregivers through education and training in both inpatient and outpatient settings. This article describes the learning preferences of informal caregivers of adult care recipients. Caregiver respondents preferred multiple training methods, with most endorsing in-person instruction, online video instruction, and reading materials. AT A GLANCE: Caregivers are often underprepared for the care they provide.

Mon, 01/24/2022 - 13:10

Advancing Family Presence Policies and Practices in the Canadian Health and Care Context: COVID-19 and Beyond

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictive visitor policies have curtailed the ability of family caregivers to be present to partner in the care of loved ones. Building on the success of the "Better Together" campaign, Healthcare Excellence Canada -- the newly amalgamated organization of the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute -- has co-developed policy guidance and "Essential Together" programming that recognizes the significant role of essential care partners.

Mon, 12/13/2021 - 15:56

Activating Patients and Families to Improve Palliative Care: The Waiting Room Revolution

We need to support and educate palliative care specialists and generalist providers, especially family physicians, on how to integrate an early palliative care approach into care for those with a serious illness. However, there are very few care providers compared to the number of patients and caregivers in society. To increase access to palliative care at a population level, we need a waiting room revolution, one where patients and families shift from being passive to being active in shaping their experience with serious illness.

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 16:37

Health effects of informal caregiving across Europe: A longitudinal approach

Due to an expected increase of people in need of care, sound knowledge about health effects of informal care provision is becoming more and more important. Theoretically, there might be positive as well as negative health effects due to caregiving to relatives. Moreover, we suppose that such health effects differ by national context – since care is differently organized in Europe – and depend on the social setting in which the care relationship takes place.

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:00