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Kennedy, Sheila; Bird, Lydia; Seymour, Jane, et al (2011)
Publisher: University of Nottingham
Languages: English
Types: Other

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The briefing paper is about the findings and recommendations from a research project conducted at the University of Nottingham, with funding awarded by Macmillan Cancer Support. The project was set up to study the\ud experiences and main support needs of older carers looking after someone with advanced cancer and to facilitate the active involvement of carers in the research process. \ud Looking after someone with advanced cancer\ud approaching the end of their life has a substantial\ud and enduring impact on older carers. Various factors contribute to the diverse quality and impact of end of life care experiences for both the person with advanced cancer and their caregiver. These include factors relating to the care giver and care recipient, such as the communication style and quality of relationship between them; the availability, provision and quality of informal support, and the duration of the end of life care phase.\ud They also include factors external to the care giver and care recipient such as the availability, provision and\ud quality of formal health and social care services for both the care giver and the person with advanced cancer. The study participants main support needs and recommendations for improving support for older carers are provided.
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