Can it be better for carers if their sick spouse dies?

Study suggests more support is needed for people with high care-giving burdens
Reuters Health

The burden of caring for a seriously ill spouse can be so high that the carer’s quality of life may improve more if the spouse dies than if they recover, a German study suggests.

The 264 caregivers in the study were tending to a sick spouse who required constant care or assistance with daily tasks like bathing, dressing and eating.