Reaction to Caregiving by Hospice Caregivers Upon Enrollment

David L. Albright, Debra Parker Oliver, George Demiris

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Significant research exists demonstrating the challenges faced by informal family caregivers as they care for their loved ones. How caregivers react to this experience, especially in the case of a terminal illness, is less understood. This study explores the reactions of hospice caregivers to their caregiving experience prior to enrollment in hospice and identifies potential stressors associated with those reactions. Results found anxiety to be a significant predictor in the reaction of caregivers to their caregiving experience upon hospice enrollment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-646
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 10 2015


  • caregiver reaction assessment
  • caregiving
  • hospice


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