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Table 2 Lines of care work

From: Family caregivers’ accounts of caring for a family member with motor neurone disease in Norway: a qualitative study

Line of work Characteristics
Immediate care work Work in physical proximity to the person in need of care, to replace functionality or provide a sense of safety.
Seeking information and clarity Work to handle information about the illness, prognostic outlook and ways to manage the situation.
Managing competing obligations Work to accommodate other obligations than those related to the illness
Maintaining normality Work to provide a sense of normality, such as remain in paid employment or sustain a social life.
Managing external resources and assistance Work to handle and incorporate community health workers, friends and family and assistive devices at home.