A study by Jennifer Wolff, Vicki Freedman, Katherine Ornstein, John Mulcahy, and Judith Kasper in JAMA Network Open uses NHATS and NSOC data to evaluate family and unpaid caregivers’ experiences with health care workers while caring for an older adult near the end of life. Findings suggest end-of-life caregivers commonly assisted with symptom management, participated in medical decision-making, and generally reported favorable experiences communicating with health care workers. However, 1 in 3 were never asked by health care workers if they needed help managing care and just half of caregivers assisting with symptom management received training. 

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