101498: Caring for the Caregiver

Support for Cancer Caregivers

About the Course:

This course, based upon the booklet entitled “Caring for the Caregiver: Support for Cancer Caregivers”, is intended for caregivers of people who are being treated for cancer. It provides practical and supportive information to help the caregiver cope during this stressful time. It is a condensed version of the larger booklet, “When Someone You Love Is Being Treated for Cancer”, and is meant to address the needs of caregivers with lower reading levels, as well as caregivers under considerable duress who prefer to read information in short amounts.

Journal/Publisher:

National Cancer Institute

Publication Date:

June 2007

Author

National Cancer Institute staff

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek a brief overview about support for cancer caregivers. It is appropriate for an introductory level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify who caregivers are and what they do for people with cancer.

  2. Describe the feelings caregivers often experience and ways they can help cope with them.

  3. Apply knowledge gained to work in therapy with clients who are caregivers of cancer patients.

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