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111 Caring Safely at Home: Development of a Palliative Subcutaneous Medications Education Program for Lay Caregivers
  1. FJ Israela,
  2. L Reymonda,
  3. G Sladeb,
  4. S Menadueb and
  5. M Charlesc
  1. aBrisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative, Mt Olivet Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  2. bPalliative Home Care Services, Mt Olivet Hospital Brisbane Queensland, Australia
  3. cDepartment of Psychology, Sydney University, Sydney

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Background

Most palliative patients prefer to remain at home. Globally, due to workforce constraints, it is usually not possible to achieve this outcome without substantive input from family or friends. In Australia, lay caregivers are often required to deliver and adjust complex medication regimes that include subcutaneous injections. A recent Australian study has demonstrated that caregivers suffer distress related …

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