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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
  • Challenges of Caregivers for Cancer Survivors
  • 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
  • The Increasing Role of Telemedicine Appointments
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology & Prepared List of Questions
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Barbara A. Given, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAPOS

University Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean Emeritus, School of Nursing, Michigan State University

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

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 June 08, 2021.

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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.

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