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Caregiver Well-being and the Quality of Cancer Care.

Authors
  • Litzelman, Kristin1
Type
Published Article
Journal
Seminars in oncology nursing
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2019
Volume
35
Issue
4
Pages
348–353
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.soncn.2019.06.006
PMID: 31229346
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

To conceptualize the pathways and assess current evidence for the relationship between caregiver well-being and the quality of the cancer patient's care. Qualitative, quantitative, and theoretical literature and official reports. Caregiver well-being has both direct and indirect effects on the quality of cancer care, including care received from the health care team, from the caregiver themselves, and in relation to patients' own self-management. Supporting caregivers has tangible consequences with regard to the quality of cancer care on multiple levels, with direct implications for patient outcomes. Nurses have a key role in providing psychosocial care to patients and their caregivers, and in supporting system-level change. Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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