Table 1

Active involvement

Examples of family caregivers' active involvement in palliative care

Being in charge of the patients medication

Administering oral or subcutaneous medication

Administering subcutaneous needles

Personal hygiene of the patient

Treatment of wounds

Dealing with ostomy, stomach tube etc.

Explanation of the term "active involvement" used in this study

Weibull et al. BMC Palliative Care 2008 7:15   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-7-15

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