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Topics Covered

  • Definition of a Caregiver
  • Taking on the Role of Caregiver
  • Caring for Your Loved One with Cancer
  • Coping With the Stress of Caregiving During the Holidays
  • Managing Family, Friends, Partners and Traditions
  • Long-Distance Caregiving
  • Tips for Taking Care of Yourself
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Sarah S. Auchincloss, MD
Associate Attending Psychiatrist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Weill Cornell Medical Center; Consultant in Psychiatry, Memorial Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Guadalupe R. Palos, RN, MSW, DrPH
Clinical Research Manager, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Division of Medical Affairs, Department of Cancer Survivorship
Laurel L. Northouse, RN, PhD, FAAN
Mary Lou Willard French Professor of Nursing, University of Michigan School of Nursing, Co-Director, Socio-Behavior Program, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Carolyn Messner, DSW, MSW, OSW-C
Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on December 7, 2010.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.