Are Cancer Patients Concerned About Burdening Their Families?

Poster Presentation at 2016 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium

A diagnosis of advanced cancer frequently thrusts family members into the role of caregiver. Although caregiver burdens have been well documented, less is known about the level of concern borne by the cancer patient in placing a family member in this role – known as self-perceived burden (SPB).

Authors: Sukhi Kaur, Kelly Choi, Ruth Pe Benito, Victoria DeVincenzo, Emily Sassano, Brooke Gruman, Katherine DeMarco, Jose Contreras, Kathryn Tanenbaum, Jennifer Covington, Dhakshila Paramanathan, Stuart L. Goldberg; COTA, New York, NY; Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ

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