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Chronic and Terminal Illness: new perspectives on caring and carers

Sheila Payne and Caroline Ellis-Hill


Most chronically and terminally ill patients are cared for in their own homes by family and friends, rather than in hospitals or hospices. These carers are an invaluable free resource and there is an increasing amount of research into their role and the experiences of caring for the terminally ill, patients with cancer, and patients with other chronic diseases. This book provides a critique of the theoretical concept of caring, carers, and caregivers. The material is based on empirical evidence from recent studies of adults with acquired chronic illnesses, including terminal illness. The empir ... More

Keywords: carers, caring, terminally ill, patients, cancer, chronic diseases, caregivers, chronic illness, terminal illness, social care

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780192631671
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631671.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sheila Payne, editor
University of Sheffield
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Caroline Ellis-Hill, editor
University of Southampton
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