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6 Why do Family Carers Accept or Decline Support Services?
  1. Dr Terri O’Brien
  1. International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University

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Background: Family carers are becoming increasingly central in providing care for people with life-limiting conditions. Little is known about the reasons why family carers either accept or decline support services. In 2006, Help the Hospices commissioned a multidisciplinary university research team to evaluate a programme of 15 funded projects to provide support services to family carers of those …

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