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Topics Covered

  • Definition of a Caregiver
  • What Research Tells Us About Caregivers’ Well Being
    • Caregiving for an Older Adult
    • Caregiving for a Younger Adult
    • Couples, Partners, Siblings and Friends
    • Family, Partner and Friend Communication
  • 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
  • Strategies for Self-Care
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Tamryn Gray, PhD, RN

Research Fellow, Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Cancer Outcomes Research and Education Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

Former Founding Director, Cancer Support Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Author, Researcher in Oncology

Georgie Cusack, MS, RN, AOCNS

Director of Education and Patient Safety, Office of the Clinical Director, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Adjunct Nurse Leader, Nursing Research and Translational Science, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health

Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on April 14, 2020.

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