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Why Caregivers Provide Care at the End of Life: A Literature Review

Published Fri May 12th 2017

Presented by: Dr. Alison Flanagan, Palliative Medicine PGY3

Friday May 19, 2017
Host site: Fenwick Conference Room @ KGH

1. Introduce the context for the question of why caregivers provide care at the end-of-life
2. Review the history of informal caregiving in palliative care
3. Present a review of the literature available on motivations for caregiving at the end-of-life
4. Engage in a discussion on how an awareness of these motivations might help inform our clinical practice and support for caregivers
5. Introduce potential "next steps" and research opportunities in this area

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