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dc.contributor.authorIsrael, Fionaen_US
dc.contributor.authorReymond, Lizen_US
dc.contributor.authorGeorgi, Sladeen_US
dc.contributor.authorSharyn, Menadueen_US
dc.contributor.authorMargaret A., Charlesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T13:01:17Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T13:01:17Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2014-10-08T01:43:44Z
dc.identifier.issn09731075en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/23886
dc.description.abstractBackground: Most palliative care patients prefer to be cared for at home. While promoting quality of life for patients, this preference impacts on their caregivers. Lay caregivers in Australia can be required to deliver and adjust complex medication regimens. This study aimed to investigate caregivers' perceptions concerning the injection of subcutaneous medications. Methods: Fourteen caregivers were interviewed on two occasions, once during the caregiving phase and two months after bereavement. Results: In the first interview, caregivers expressed anxieties associated with their ability to undertake the task of administering injections, including fears of overdosing their family member. In the bereavement interview caregivers reflected they were pleased they had contributed to the symptom relief of a family member and that although they would not necessarily volunteer to inject family members again, they were generally empowered by the experience. It is important for health professionals to support lay caregivers to successfully achieve their extended caregiving role.en_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMark Allen Healthcareen_US
dc.publisher.placeLondonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom390en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto395en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue8en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Palliative Nursingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume14en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEpidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111706en_US
dc.titleLay caregivers' perspectives on injecting subcutaneous medications at homeen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC2 - Non HERDC Eligibleen_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Medicineen_US
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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