Nursing Role Implications for Family Caregiving

Marcia Grant, Betty Ferrell

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Objective: To describe the clinical, education, and research roles of professional nurses caring for family caregivers. Data Scores: Review of literature and Websites on the professional nursing role and family caregivers. Conclusion: The growing number of family caregivers of cancer patients will need education and support. The professional oncology nurse is best suited to assess, teach, and support these family caregivers, as well as contribute to the evidence base of these areas of practice. Implications for Nursing Practice: Professional nurses caring for oncology patients need to expand their role to include additional support and education of family caregivers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-282
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in oncology nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Family caregiving
  • Nursing role
  • Professional nursing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)


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