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Living Close to a Person With Cancer: A Review of the International Literature and Implications for Social Work Practice
Oslo University Hospital, Norway.
Oslo University Hospital, Norway ; KTH Royal Institute of Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4108-391X
Karolinska Institutet.
Oslo University Hospital, Norway ; University of Oslo, Norway.
2014 (English)In: Journal of gerontological social work, ISSN 0163-4372, E-ISSN 1540-4048, Vol. 57, no 6-7, 531-555 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To help family caregivers (FCs), social workers need to understand the complexity of FC's experiences and challenges. For this systematic review, several relevant, multidisciplinary electronic databases were searched. Of 1,643 titles identified, 108 articles met the inclusion criteria and are included in this review. Various experiences, symptoms, and burden related to caregiving responsibilities are described and discussed. The understanding evolving from this study about the FC's own health risk, caregiver burden, and experiences over time can enhance a social worker's awareness of an FC's challenging situation and the potential impact this has on the FC's ability to provide care to the patient.

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2014. Vol. 57, no 6-7, 531-555 p.
Keyword [en]
caregiving, family, long-term care, social work practice
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Social Work Nursing
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Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing; Social Sciences, Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-62908DOI: 10.1080/01634372.2014.881450Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84905746658OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-62908DiVA: diva2:1094010
Available from: 2014-10-15 Created: 2017-05-08 Last updated: 2017-05-09Bibliographically approved

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