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Supporting Carers

One important aspect of the nurses’ role in palliative care is that of supporting carers. Carers are those who look after someone at home, and are usually considered informal or lay carers as they are not being paid for what they do. The amount of care provided and time spent on informal caring is well documented and saves many millions of dollars each year. It is important then that support is provided for carers.

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  • From the Palliative Care Bridge website. Listen to Dr Jenny Broadbent talk about caring for carers.

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Wilkinson AM. The carer experience in end-of-life cancer caregiving - a discussion of the literature. Cancer Forum. 2010 Jul;34(2).

Tse Man Wah D. Care for the Family in Palliative Care. HKSPM Newsletter. 2007 Apr-Aug;(1-2):26-30. (693kb pdf)

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  • From the Palliative Care Bridge website. Listen to Dr Jenny Broadbent talk about caring for carers.

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Last updated 22 January 2017