Avtor/Urednik     Simonič, Anja; Furlan, Maja; Ravnjak, Tanja; Dirkse, Dale
Naslov     Caring for caregivers: a right way to do it?
Tip     članek
Vir     Curr Opin Support Palliat Care
Vol. in št.     Letnik 6, št. 3
Leto izdaje     2012
Obseg     str. 379-85
ISSN     1751-4258
Jezik     eng
Abstrakt     Purpose of review: The support of family caregivers in palliative care is critical and well recognized; yet the fact that caregivers still face significant unmet needs highlights a considerable gap in addressing this issue. Current themes on the caregiving experience in palliative care are presented. Recent findings: The recent literature suggests a shift towards a broader understanding of the caregiving experience in palliative care in terms of better integration of caregivers of patients with noncancer illnesses into palliative care, improved continuity of care among different settings and better integration of guidelines and evidence into practice. Several risk groups and factors of caregiving in palliative care have been identified. The literature review emphasizes a public health approach as an important step in addressing the caregivers' burden. While 'the right way' of supporting caregivers is still to be established, consideration of caregivers' roles as co-providers and co-recipients of care offers numerous implications for research and clinical practice. Summary: This review demonstrates the need for the development of specific strategies aimed at supporting informal caregivers in caring for their loved ones in different settings and periods of advanced life-threatening illnesses. Open issues in searching for 'the right way' to care for caregivers in palliative care are presented.
Deskriptorji     TERMINAL CARE
PALLIATIVE CARE
CAREGIVERS
FAMILY LEAVE
HEALTH EDUCATION