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Hospice providers may need to help identify sources of support for caregivers of patients when reviewing medication plans.
Further exploration of the types and impact of disagreements on medication management between caregivers and their support network is needed.
Families caring for patients at end-of-life are often expected to provide numerous and complex care tasks while simultaneously coping with their grief and the hospice patient's suffering. Managing hospice patient medications is a critical and complex task, one in which caregivers have been shown to feel ill-prepared.1 This study was designed to characterise caregivers’ use …
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