Cancer caregivership

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Accumulating evidence has supported the view that cancer affects not only the patients/survivors but also their family members. The impact on various aspects of the family caregivers' quality of life (QOL) is significant throughout the trajectory of the illness and beyond the patients' survivorship. Significant gaps, however, remain in our understanding of the effects of family caregiving beyond the time of diagnosis and treatment. In addition, theoretically and methodologically rigorous research on various aspects of the family's QOL, including not only the psychological but also the physical, spiritual, and behavioral adjustment to cancer in the family, across the full spectrum of caregivership, remains sparse. Studies testing the usefulness of family-based interventions across the trajectory of the illness are also needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPsychological Aspects of Cancer: A Guide to Emotional and Psychological Consequences of Cancer, Their Causes and Their Management
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781461448662, 1461448654, 9781461448655
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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