Cancer affects the family as well as the patient. The home is a primary site of care, which often must be intensive and complex. Attention to home care of the cancer patient is therefore a major concern in maintaining quality of life for both patient and family. The authors explore the major burdens of home care that affect both patient and family and describe four specific interventions that the health care team can initiate to optimize quality of life in these difficult situations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.)|
|Issue number||2 Suppl|
|State||Published - Feb 1 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research