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Rethinking Respite Care in Palliative Care Settings

Nyatanga, Brian (2018) Rethinking Respite Care in Palliative Care Settings. British Journal of Community Nursing, 23 (9). p. 410. ISSN Print: 1462-4753 Online: 2052-2215

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The article discusses the potential negative outcomes of respite care for both the patient and informal carers. Topics discussed include benefits of respite care in palliative care setting and study by Wolkowski et al suggesting that respite care does not make a difference to patients and informal carers. Also mentioned is the role of district nurses in being transparent about the emotional impact of respite care to both patients and carers.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: palliative care, caregiver burden, respite care, professional-family relations, patient-family relations
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Brian Nyatanga
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2018 10:56
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:24

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