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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Clinical Implications for Supporting Caregivers at the End-of-Life: Findings and from a Qualitative Study
Author(s): Forbat, Liz
McManus, Elaine
Haraldsdottir, Erna
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Keywords: Palliative care
Medical family therapy
Palliative treatment
Terminal care
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Date Deposited: 3-Dec-2012
Citation: Forbat L, McManus E & Haraldsdottir E (2012) Clinical Implications for Supporting Caregivers at the End-of-Life: Findings and from a Qualitative Study. Contemporary Family Therapy, 34 (2), pp. 282-292.
Abstract: Despite families providing considerable care at end of life, there are substantial gaps in the provision of supportive care. A qualitative interview study was conducted with 17 caregivers of people supported by an adult hospice to explore the support needs of families. Family members readily identified the ways in which the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness impacted on them and the family as a whole, not just the patient. Implications for practice demonstrate the need to intervene at a family and relational level prior to bereavement, in order to mitigate complicated grief for the surviving family members. Such an approach offers a fruitful prospective alternative to supporting caregivers post-bereavement.
DOI Link: 10.1007/s10591-012-9194-6
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