Family care and burden at the end of life

Zarit, Steven H.
June 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/8/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 12, p1811
Academic Journal
Comments on the burden facing family members who provide a considerable amount of care for people with terminal illnesses. Reason for the lack of attention on the subject of care at the end of life in the literature on family caregiving; Factors that must be considered concerning family caregivers; Importance of providing families with the information they need to understand the patient's illness and manage the various tasks required of them.


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