Committed to carers: supporting carers of people at the end of life
Report based on qualitative research, funded by Marie Curie Cancer Care, undertaken by the Health Experiences Research Group in the Department of PrimaryHealth Care Sciences at the University of Oxford. 40 carers were interviewed about their experiences of caring for someone at the end of life. Some were currently caring for a sick friend or relative; others had been bereaved
The report makes recommendations based on this research, on Marie Curie Cancer Care’s own findings, and on examples and case studies drawn from carers of patients cared for by the charity. The recommendations are designed to ensure that more carers of someone at the end of life receive the support they need to keep caring. Marie Curie is committed to ensuring that more people who are terminally ill are able to be cared for and die at home, and to support the carers who make this possible.