Home care: maintaining quality of life for patient and family.

B. R. Ferrell, M. M. Grant, M. Rhiner, G. V. Padilla

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-140
Number of pages5
JournalOncology (Williston Park, N.Y.)
Issue number2 Suppl
StatePublished - Feb 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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