|Author||: Peter Hudson|
|Publisher||: Oxford University Press, USA|
|Total Pages||: 309|
|ISBN 10||: 0199216908|
|ISBN 13||: 9780199216901|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
Family carers often play a major role in the care of their dying relative and are prone to negative physical, social, financial and psychological outcomes. The philosophy and practice of palliative care includes not just the patient as the 'unit of care', but also the family. Consequently health and social care professionals are required to support the patient's family during their relative's illness and also during bereavement, but can find this type of supportchallenging. This book aims to provide a practical guide to family carer assessment and support and also explores key sociological, policy and research issues. The book has an international and multidisciplinary focus.