10 Top Tips for supporting carers of people living with cancerDecember 12 2014
This guidance produced by Macmillan Cancer Support offers some top tips for primary care practitoners to support carers of people living with cancer.
Practitioners can use these top tips to support a conversation with carers to help them to cope with their caring role.
The 10 top tips are:
- Ask and listen
- Signpost to services
- Develop a carers register
- Identify a ‘carers lead’
- Promote local support
- Be aware of financial difficulties
- Involve carers in patient care
- Consider the carer’s health
- Plan for emergencies
- Monitor your support