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The University of Southampton
Complex Healthcare Processes

Cancer Carers Medicines Management

Introduction to the project

Pain in people with cancer is common, and can cause considerable distress to both patients and family carers.   We know that some carers have fears and anxieties about pain medication, and this can create barriers to managing pain medicines and pain itself.  

Research into carers' needs shows that a top priority is education to help them manage pain medicines. Despite this, there has been a lack of research to develop and evaluate resources for carers on pain medicines management.

In the first phase of this study, we have therefore developed an education package for carers through reviewing research into carers' needs as well as talking with patients, carers and health care professionals with expertise in this area.

This project is funded by the Dimbleby Marie Curie Cancer Care Research Fund, grant number DCMD-RF-12-05.

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Phase I: Developing the intervention

Phase 2: Testing the intervention

Staff and research team

Publications and presentations

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Marie Curie Cancer Care
Dimbleby Cancer Care
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