23 February 2022

New article published about the experiences of bereaved family caregivers

Our recent paper on 'understanding the experiences of end of life care for patients with mesothelioma from the perspective of bereaved caregivers in the UK: a qualitative analysis' has just been published in the Journal of Palliative Care.

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This study explores the experiences of palliative and end of life care for patients with mesothelioma from the perspective of bereaved family caregivers. It concludes that greater opportunity for open, one-to-one communication between family caregivers and healthcare professionals is vital to enable the caregiver to prepare for what lies ahead at the end of life and prevent feelings of abandonment after the death of the patient. Improved care co-ordination and partnership working are essential for supporting both patient and caregiver at the end of life.

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