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Researchers Ben Bowers, Kristian Pollock and Stephen Barclay have identified some key challenges, facing healthcare practitioners and caregivers, in the supply and administration of medications for patients dying of Covid-19 and other conditions. With pressure on healthcare practitioners' time at a premium during the pandemic, caregivers at home and in care homes are increasingly required to administer medications to relieve distressing symptoms. Researchers recommend training and full-time support for family caregivers who are willing to administer drugs in end-of-life care.

Read the full press release issued today by the Primary Care Unit, University of Cambridge. 

Family caregivers need support to administer end of life medications for patients dying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic