End-of-life caregiver social support activation: The roles of hospice clinicians and professionals
from Qualitative Health Research
Caregivers of those with life-limiting illness face many complicated tasks, including providing direct patient care, communicating with professionals, and managing the logistical demands of daily activities. To assist with caregiving responsibilities, caregivers require social support from social network members at all points in the illness process. This study analyzes themes from interviews with 61 caregivers of patients enrolled in hospice services to identify the types of support caregivers mobilize from new social network members for social support during the end-of-life care process.
7701 Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063