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Topics Covered

  • Definition of a Caregiver
  • Talking with Each Other about Shared Expectations
  • What Research Tells Us About: Caregiving for an Older Adult & Caregiving for a Younger Adult
  • The Role of the Caregiver in Communicating with the Health Care Team
  • Care Coordination, Challenges & Tips
  • Stresses on Family, Partners, Friends & Loved Ones
  • Coping with Holidays, Birthdays & Special Occasions
  • Managing Family, Friends, Partners & Traditions
  • Long-Distance Caregiving
  • Practical Tips for Managing Caregivers’ Stress
  • Key Strategies for Self-Care
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Erin E. Kent, PhD, MS

Scientific Advisor for the Outcomes Research Branch, Healthcare Delivery Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute


Sharon Flynn, MS, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNS, BMTCN

Nurse Educator, Research and Practice Development, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Research Center


Sarah Kelly, MSW

Social Work Internship Program Director, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on March 19, 2019.

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