Source: Palliative Medicine
Date of publication: July 2017
Publication type: Journal Article
In a nutshell: This article discusses a nurse-led intervention to help carers with medication management, and evaluated its use in routine practice. The Cancer Carers’ Medicines Management (CCMM) intervention addresses carers’ beliefs, knowledge and skills and promotes self-evaluation of competence. It centres on a structured conversational process between a nurse and carer. The research showed that the CCMM intervention compared favourably with current practice as it offered a more systematic and comprehensive approach to supporting carer management of pain medicines.
Length of publication: 11 pages