Support for caregivers who are assisting a relative/friend requiring palliative care may incorporate practical, educational, psychological, spiritual, financial or social strategies - based on unmet needs and a desire by the caregiver(s) for assistance - with the intention of enhancing the caregiver's capacity to undertake their role, respond to its challenges and maintain their own health (during and after their relative/friend's death).
Hudson, P. and Payne, S. Family careers in palliative care: a guide for health and social care professionals. Oxford. Oxford University Press. 2009. p 284.