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Topics Covered

  • Definition of a Caregiver
  • Caregiving & Social Distancing
  • What Research Tells Us About: Caregiving for an Older Adult & Caregiving for a Younger Adult
  • Talking with Each Other about Shared Expectations
  • 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, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Long-Distance Caregiving
  • Practical Tips for Managing Caregivers’ Stress
  • Key Strategies for Self-Care
  • Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments to Decrease Your Exposure to COVID-19
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

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


Tamryn Gray, PhD, RN, MPH

Instructor in Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School


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

Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Research and Translational Science, Clinical Center Nursing Department, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Research Center


Alyson Erardy, MSW

Oncology Social Worker, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on November 03, 2020.

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