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Title: Improving the identification of cancer patients' caring relationships
Authors: White, Sian ;Hart, Natalie ;Lewis, Suzanne 
Affliation: Central Coast Local Health District
Gosford Hospital
Issue Date: Oct-2019
Source: 3(4):585–590
Journal title: International Journal of Care and Caring
Department: CCLHD Libraries
Carer Support Unit
Abstract: The Carer Support Unit of the Central Coast Local Health District (New South Wales, Australia) is working with the District's inpatient cancer services to improve the identification of caring relationships for cancer inpatients. The first stage of the project was to do a literature review and environmental scan to assess the extent of the issue. We found significant barriers to carer identification, including: carer self-identification issues; definitional issues around the label ‘carer’; system and process issues; and health workforce issues. This article outlines the findings of the literature review and environmental scan, supported by quotes from carers and health professionals. It incorporates recommendations for increasing the rate of carer identification for cancer inpatients at Central Coast Local Health District.
DOI: 10.1332/239788219X15677825654311
ISSN: 2397-883X
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Cancer
Appears in Collections:Health Service Research

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