Early, phone-based, palliative care support improves caregiver quality of life

Categories: Care.

Researchers at the University of Alabama School of Nursing carried out a study, entitled ENABLE III, to investigate the effects of early phone-based palliative care intervention on patients with cancer and their caregivers.

Thus far, only the results of the caregivers’ section of the study have been released. 

Senior study author Marie Bakitas, DNSc, Marie L. O’Koren Endowed Chair and Professor at the University of Alabama School of Nursing, said: “We found that when care-givers began receiving palliative care support around the time of the patient’s advanced cancer diagnosis, they had less depression, perceived themselves to be less burdened by performing care-giving tasks, and had better quality of life.”

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