Home List of Titles Clinical support for families in the palliative care phase of hematologic or oncologic illness
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- Clinical support for families in the palliative care phase of hematologic or oncologic illness
- Kristjanson, Linda J.; White, Kathryn
- This article focuses on families' needs for support and care when the patient is receiving palliative care. Health care professionals providing care to patients with hematologic or oncologic illnesses are coming to understand that care for the family must begin at the time of patient's diagnosis and treatment. Families who do not receive adequate information and support in the early phases of the patient's treatment have greater needs, less trust and confidence in the health care system, and cope more poorly in the later stages than families who have been informed and supported throughout the course of the illness. This article documents the needs of families in the palliative phase of a patient's hematologic or oncologic illness and provides empirically based recommendations for assessment and care of the family unit.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America, Vol. 16, no. 3 (Jun 2002), pp. 745-762
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology
- Adaptive behaviour; Attitudes to health; Cancer treatment; Decision making; Family counselling; Haematologic diseases; Life change events; Needs assessment; Neoplasm; Palliative care; Palliative therapy; Patient care; Patient referral; Physician's role; Practice guidelines; Professional-patient relationships; Psychological adaptation; Social support; Trust
- WB Saunders Co.
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- Copyright © 2002 Elsevier Science (USA)
- Peer reviewed