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Problems for a Person Providing Chronic Care to a Spouse or Partner

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Rees et al identified problems faced by a person providing chronic care to a spouse or partner. These can cause the caregiver distress and a decline in the quality of life. Recognition of the problems allows for interventions that can improve outcomes for both partners. The authors are from Taunton and Somerset Hospital in England, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and the University of Bristol.

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