Family caregivers

Betty R. Ferrell, Polly Mazanec

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Caregiving an elder with cancer has the potential to be rewarding and meaningful but is often described as burdensome and overwhelming because caregiver needs are frequently unmet. As the provision of care has transitioned from the hospital to outpatient settings, family caregivers have take responsibility for the day-to-day care of their ill loved ones at home [1-4]. Despite the fact that caring for a loved one at home is technologically more complex than in the past, managed care and other reimbursement restrictions on hospital and home care services have forced family caregivers to provide care to family members with little support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeriatric Oncology
Subtitle of host publicationTreatment, Assessment and Management
PublisherSpringer US
Pages135-155
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780387890692
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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