Source: Health & Social Care in the Community v.20(6) p599-606
Date of publication: November 2012
Publication type: Article
In a nutshell: Palliative care patients who live alone report greater psychological distress, and are less likely to die at home than those living with a family carer. However, there is a lack of research on the value of models of care that specifically address this disadvantage. This article describes the experiences of terminally ill ‘home alone’ people using one of two models of care aimed at maintaining participants’ need for independent living, focusing on the effect of these two models of care on their physical, social and emotional needs.
Length of publication: 7 pages
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