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Caregiver burden of terminally-ill adults in the home setting.
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PMID:  23186519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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A caregiver is an unpaid person, typically a family member or friend, who helps an ill person with the physical care and management of a disease. The task of caregiving results in additional responsibilities on the caregiver's daily life, and occupies the caregiver's time, energy, and attention, which is demanding and complex. The burden from caregiving, when prolonged, might affect the physical health of caregivers, causing symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, leading to a negative impact on their capacity for social engagement. This information sheet focuses on the best available evidence on factors that influence caregiver burden of the terminally-ill person, and provides some recommendations for practice.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing & health sciences     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1442-2018     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Health Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891857     Medline TA:  Nurs Health Sci     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  435-7     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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© 2012 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
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