What Professionals in Healthcare Can Do: Family Caregivers as Members of the Treatment Team

Part of the Caregiving: Research • Practice • Policy book series (CARE)


Changes in healthcare delivery in the United States have left their mark on oncology services, the most significant being the shift in patient care from inpatient to outpatient and ambulatory settings. As a result, the family and other caregivers must now assume an expanded role in providing assistance for cancer patients especially at home (Given et al., CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 51(4), 213–231, 2001; Glajhen, Journal of Supportive Oncology, 2(2), 145–155, 2004).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Behavioral Science, M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterThe University of TexasHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry, M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterThe University of TexasHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Community Oncology, M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterThe University of TexasHoustonUSA

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