Journal article

Psycho-Educational Group Intervention for Family Caregivers of Hospitalized Palliative Care Patients: Pilot Study

Peter L Hudson, Elizabeth A Lobb, Kristina Thomas, Rachel D Zordan, Tom Trauer, Karen Quinn, Anne Williams, Michael Summers

JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE MEDICINE | MARY ANN LIEBERT INC | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Family caregivers of patients requiring palliative care commonly experience physical, social, and psychological burdens. Although family caregivers are acknowledged as valid service recipients of palliative care, many have unmet needs, and systematic reviews have shown there are limited evidence-based supportive interventions. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to develop and pilot test a psycho-educational group education program delivered in the inpatient specialist palliative care setting and designed to prepare primary family caregivers for the role of supporting a relative receiving hospital-based palliative care. METHODS: (1) Development of education session and delivery protocol..

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