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Family caregiver knowledge of treatment intent in a longitudinal study of patients with advanced cancer

Burns, Catherine M; Dixon, T; Broom, Dorothy; Smith, Wayne; Craft, Paul S

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Goals of work: Caregivers have become part of a triad of care and frequently attend patient consultations in the ambulatory cancer setting. Effective caregiving and decision making require that they understand the course of the disease and the changing treatment goals. This study sought to evaluate caregiver perception of treatment intent. Patients and methods: A cohort of 317 subjects (181 patients and 136 caregivers) from The Canberra Hospital's Cancer Services were followed for 6 months....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/86502
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer
DOI: 10.1007/s00520-003-0501-5

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