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Informal carers in cancer contexts.

Thomas, Carol and Morris, Sara M. (2002) Informal carers in cancer contexts. European Journal of Cancer Care, 11 (3). pp. 178-182. ISSN 0961-5423

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Abstract

This paper considers some of the challenges involved in studying informal carers in cancer contexts. It reviews current knowledge by examining, first, the dominant psycho-oncological research tradition that focuses on psychological distress among carers and, second, the more recent sociologically informed body of work examining what carers actually do and the contribution that they make to patient care. The authors suggest that this second sociologically informed approach offers an important counter-weight to the psycho-oncological perspective. The developing research agenda for a sociology of cancer caring is briefly outlined.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Cancer Care
Uncontrolled Keywords: informal carers • cancer • psycho-oncology • sociology of cancer • research methods
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code: 13457
Deposited By: Ms Margaret Calder
Deposited On: 19 Sep 2008 14:19
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 16:35
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/13457

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