The lack of free time you had to yourself maybe didn't seem like such a big deal in comparison to the good you were doing. But over time, the pressures of caregiving can weigh anyone down. This book is not a self-help book.
Author: Sachiko Seng
If you've been a caregiver for a long time, you know just how hard it can be. Perhaps, at first, you were more than willing to take on the job because you knew what it meant to your loved one. Maybe you managed the first few weeks or months or even years with ease, running from work to errands to your loved ones - and back again. You played phone tag with doctors, scheduled treatments, and even played chauffeur. The lack of free time you had to yourself maybe didn't seem like such a big deal in comparison to the good you were doing. But over time, the pressures of caregiving can weigh anyone down. This book is not a self-help book. It's a let-others-help-you book, in which caregivers share their distressing, sometimes overwhelming feelings - and their hard-won self-care skills and wisdom. It's a support group between covers, designed to help readers with the hardest part of the process: dealing with their own emotions. Each chapter takes up one of the emotions that hits a caregiver as the reality of their partner's condition sinks in anger, fear, sorrow, acceptance, renewal, joy.
Diamond learned the emotional side of caregiving informally on the job from an experienced and skilled nurses ' aide . However , training by on - the - job ...
Author: Francesca M. Cancian
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Social Science
Using engaging case studies and research findings, this lively new book from the Gender Lens Series challenges the notion that care-giving is a "natural" pattern and demonstrates how it is thoroughly social. Written in an inviting and readable style, the authors address comple...
—Paula Reeves, Heart Sense, 101 An important aspect of mindfulness is recognizing the spirit-side of caregiving. It requires awareness of how your emotions ...
Author: Nancy L. Kriseman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Caregiving can be enormously challenging, terrifically rewarding, and potentially draining. Caregivers often wonder how they will navigate the tumultuous waters of caregiving and not lose themselves completely. The Mindful Caregiver highlights two major approaches to help transform the journey: adopting a practice of mindfulness, which helps caregivers become more self-aware and fully present with the person with whom they are caring, and honoring “the spirit-side” of caregiving which offers new ways of connecting to one another. These approaches take into account not just the needs of the care recipient, but also the needs of the caregiver and other people in his/her life. Remembering to care for oneself when someone else is in great need can be difficult, but with the suggestions and tips in this book, any caregiver can cultivate routines and practices that benefit everyone. Solutions that caregivers can use in their day to day routines are provided, so caregivers who use them can feel more empowered and hopeful. Using real stories throughout, Nancy Kriseman offers self-care exercises and addresses a wide variety of subjects such as setting realistic expectations, making the best possible decisions, advocating effectively, and evaluating available resources and services. The Mindful Caregiver provides inspiration, encouragement, and guidance for finding ease in the caregiving journey. By emphasizing both mindfulness and the spiritual dimension, caregivers can reap the gifts of caregiving, appreciate the special moments, and find strength during the challenging times.
Consider the emotions. There is an emotional side to caregiving. Often you begin to change roles with the person who might have cared for you at one time.
Author: Paul Hogan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Family & Relationships
A USA Today BESTSELLER! "Informative. Complete. And practical. This book will guide family caregivers through the surprisingly complex world of senior care." —MEHMET OZ, M.D., New York Times bestselling coauthor of YOU: The Owner's Manual: The Complete All-in-One Care Guide Choosing the best care for your aging parents and other seniors in your life is not only complex, with multiple options available, it's also highly personal and often emotional. This essential resource—written by the founders of Home Instead Senior Care, the world's largest provider of nonmedical care for seniors—guides you through a comprehensive range of things to consider, step by step, so you can make better informed decisions and be confident that the senior in your life is receiving the best care possible. Checklists and diagnostics will help you: Decide if at-home care is the right choice for you and your loved ones Evaluate the pros and cons of retirement communities, adult care centers, nonmedical caregivers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and hospice Determine the costs of senior care options and find helpful support networks "This is not just another book about caring for aging parents. It's a great reference you'll use again and again. Stages doesn't shy away from the hard questions. Rather, it shows you how to confront them."—SUZANNE MINTZ, President/CEO, National Family Caregivers Association "Recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, this salient volume compassionately addresses a full range of hard-to-discuss subjects."--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY All of the authors' profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. Paul and Lori Hogan founded Home Instead Senior Care in 1994. Now with 850 offices in 15 countries, Home Instead is recognized as a global leader and authority on senior care. Visit them at www.stagesofseniorcare.com.
Author: Robert F. Bornstein, PhDPublish On: 2009-08-18
Another easy one: If the physician has deemed a psychological or psychiatric evaluation medically ... The Emotional Side of Caregiving: Changing Roles.
Author: Robert F. Bornstein, PhD
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Family & Relationships
When an aging family member needs some extra help and care, whether a parent, spouse, sibling, or friend, this is the book to get. It delivers bottom-line, no-nonsense, practical information for every stage of need, from the earliest signs of illness, through the nursing home, and beyond. Written by two distinguished psychologists with specialties in eldercare counseling and research, this frank, friendly, time-tested guide is meticulously organized to provide answers, dispel myths, anticipate needs, and help you learn strategies for dealing with every aspect of in-home and facility care, including caring for the caregiver in the process. Also includes checklists, phone and Internet lists, budget worksheets, questionnaires, and a detailed index.
High levels of caregiving demands, coupled with increased psychological ... A landmark study titled “The Caregiver Health Effects Study,” conducted by ...
Author: Elaine Wittenberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
'The Textbook of Palliative Care Communication' is the authoritative text on communication in palliative care. Uniquely developed by an interdisciplinary editorial team to address an array of providers including physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains, it unites clinicians and academic researchers interested in the study of communication.
When our children are young, caregiving is both emotional and functional. On one hand, the emotional aspect of caregiving includes our love for them.
Author: Meghan L. Marsac
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Family & Relationships
"The first book written for parents with the primary goal of equipping them with the knowledge and skills to support their children through medical challenges on a day-to-day basis, and specifically with medical trauma-experiences in healthcare that can profoundly affect a child's response and willingness to even go to the doctor"--
And while the impersonality criterion may apply to domestic chores and the purely physical side of caregiving, it hardly applies to the emotional side of ...
Author: Jane Wheelock
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
Work and Idleness develops the view that redistributing employment is a `feasible capitalist' solution, not just to the unemployment which particular groups suffer, but also to the work that others have to contend with, including many women. Putting the redistribution of employment on the policy agenda opens up debate on how to ensure a more equitable and fulfilling relationship between the ways we gain our livelihoods and the lives we lead. Growing insecurity in labour markets and changing patterns in the commodification of labour have led to a redistribution of paid and unpaid labour time as the structure of power relations, the gender order, discrimination, and state regulation have been modified. The first main trend affecting insecurity is mass unemployment and the growth of workless households. A second notable trend is a gender-based redistribution of hours worked. The third major trend is a shift from full-time waged work to full-time self-employment. Part I of this book presents the main economic theories driving the continuing divide between the intensification of work and the extension of idleness. Part II documents the ways in which the shift to mass idleness in advanced industrial countries has hit some groups particularly hard: the youngest and oldest age groups and other groups, including disabled workers, have traditionally been subject to discrimination in the labor markets. Part III provides a set of policy prescriptions.
Thus, they had time to experience and interpret their emotions. Of the emotional side of cancer, Jane said 'it actually brought us really close'.
Author: Dr Rebecca E Olson
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Once a synonym for death, cancer is now a prognosis of multiple probabilities and produces a world of uncertainty for carers. Drawing on rich, in-depth interview data and employing interactionist theories, Towards a Sociology of Cancer Caregiving explores carers' lived experiences, offering a fresh theorisation of the uncertainty that now characterises cancer. As such, it will appeal to scholars of the sociologies of emotion, time and identity, and all those interested in the question of how to support informal carers.
If you're on a caregiving mission or if you just need to come face to face with humanity at its best, this book is for you." Leeza Gibbons, TV host and founder, Leeza's Place: A Place for Family Caregivers "I am so impressed with this book!
Author: Rob Harris
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"You have cancer." These three simple words strike terror in the hearts of anyone diagnosed with this horrific disease. For any spouse, friend, partner, or relative, the news can be just as devastating. Suddenly, you find yourself in the role as caregiver. You want to help, but how? This heartwarming story offers insight into the life of the author, who stood by his wife's side as she confronted not one, but two very deadly episodes of cancer. The strategies provided in this touching book will benefit any new or even veteran caregiver, as well as patients, family members, friends, and members of the medical community that are wondering what they should know and do if, or when, personally confronted with a loved one or friend with a debilitating illness or injury. "We're In This Together" provides 70 Caregiver Tips learned during the author's journey as a caregiver, including: Receiving the news: How do I manage my emotions and still be supportive? Understanding diagnoses and treatments: Tracking the details that matter. Spending time in the hospital: How the new "normal" can be inspiring and even fun. Becoming the great communicator: Sharing the news with friends and family. Handling setbacks and overcoming obstacles: Finding the good in "every stinkin' day." Taking care of yourself: Balancing the demands of caregiving with your own personal needs. This emotional true story reads like a fast-paced, gripping action novel. At the same time, it's informative, thought provoking and a book you will not soon forget. The number of caregivers in the United States is staggering. According to the National Family Caregivers Association's caregiving statistics, more than 65 million people (that's 29 percent of the US population) provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend during any given year; on average, caregivers devote 20 hours per week providing care for loved ones. This book provides every caregiver, regardless of the reason or length of time they have been in this position with the valuable tools they need to navigate through their medical journey. The author provides solutions and support for dealing with the mental, physical and emotional aspects of caregiving. Being a caregiver can be a wonderful experience. It can change your life, all for the better. By reading this book, you, too, can appreciate every single day in a way you have never experienced before or ever thought imaginable. Here's What Others Are Saying About This Book: "Romantic and real, practical and inspiring, Rob Harris has struck a nerve with his helpful book about the journey he has been on with his wife. Caregiving unlocks the hero inside each of us, if we can just get past the fear. Rob shows us how to do that and reminds us that love really does transcend everything. If you're on a caregiving mission or if you just need to come face to face with humanity at its best, this book is for you." Leeza Gibbons, TV host and founder, Leeza's Place: A Place for Family Caregivers "I am so impressed with this book My vision is that this book would be a valuable addition to medical school and nursing school curriculum, serving as a trigger to help health professionals, patients, and caregivers alike understand what person-centered care really means. After all, we're in this together." Michael Fisch, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAHPM, chair, Department of General Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX "A passionate and heart-wrenching page-turner that eloquently captures the joys and frustrations of becoming a caregiver. An absolute must-read for anyone with loved ones fighting for their lives." Karen Glowacki, communications director, WhatNext.com
Author: Laura Pedrinelli CarraraPublish On: 2017-03-17
Rationalization: reflecting in a logical way on the events, thus removing the most emotional side in order to avoid being on the discomfort caused by ...
Author: Laura Pedrinelli Carrara
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
The book is a real handbook that helps the operator, the family caregiver and the sick person to understand their own emotional dynamics and the others’ and know how to manage them. The book includes five chapters: The first one deals with the knowledge of the emotional aspects in order to learn to understand the emotions of the others and recognize your own, starting from deepening your knowledge about the physiological and psychological aspects (inner experiences, conscious and unconscious, cognitive processing and changes of behavior) of your emotions. The second chapter focuses on understanding the emotional moods, in order to understand when you are getting angry, when you are happy or why you are feeling embarrassed, and which is the purpose of that emotion, even when it creates discomfort. In the third chapter there are specifically analyzed the emotions linked to the experiences of the patient, the family caregiver and the operator, while focusing on the physiological and psychological reactions. The fourth chapter assesses the unpleasant emotions, including the stages of grief, while being offered practical tips to manage them at the psycho-relational and psychological level. The fifth and final chapter contains a number of psychosomatic and Art-Therapy exercises for the release of emotions and for the emotional balancing. Through these exercises, the person will be helped to deal with stress and uncomfortable emotions.
What a good lesson this was for a caregiver. Even when his mind was not functioning at top capacity, his emotional side still felt embarrassment.
Author: Lois A. Cox PhD
Publisher: WestBow Press
Marriage is a commitment not only to your spouse but to God. This is one story of such a love that took Lois and Jerry through over 50 years of marriage and a serious stroke, bringing a beautiful climax to their life together. God’s care during their 22 months together will inspire you.
The days blur together; changes pass unnoticed; the humdrum of caregiving is taken for granted. It can also mean you lose emotional attunement with your ...
Author: Barry J. Jacobs
Publisher: Guilford Press
Caring for a parent whose health is in decline turns the world upside down. The emotional fallout can be devastating, but it doesn't have to be that way. Empathic guidance from an expert who's been there can help. Through an account of two sisters and their ailing mother--interwoven with no-nonsense advice--The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers helps family members navigate tough decisions and make the most of their time together as they care for an aging parent. The author urges readers to be honest about the level of commitment they're able to make and emphasizes the need for clear communication within the family. While acknowledging their guilt, stress, and fatigue, he helps caregivers reaffirm emotional connections worn thin by the routine of daily care. This compassionate book will help families everywhere avoid burnout and preserve bonds during one of life's most difficult passages.
Yet despite each facility's distinctive traits , the caregiving dilemmas identified ... More emphasis on the emotional side of care , at every level of the ...
Author: Nancy Foner
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
Along with increasing life expectancy comes the knowledge that many Americans will one day enter nursing homes. Who are the people who will care for us or for our relatives? Nancy Foner provides a major study of institutional care that focuses on nursing aides, who are the backbone of American nursing homes. She examines the strains and paradoxes facing nursing aides—asked, on the one hand, to provide compassionate care and, on the other, to cope with the pressures of the workplace and the institution. Aides are expected to look after patients, who are predominantly older women, with kindness and consideration, but nursing home regulations and bureaucratic forces often hinder even the best efforts to offer consistently supportive care. Positioned at the bottom of the nursing hierarchy, aides must cope with the needs of frail, dependent residents, pressures from patients' relatives and from their own families, and demands of supervisors and coworkers. Foner's detailed description and analysis of caregiving dilemmas, based on intensive field research in a New York facility, brings the perspective of the nursing aides to the fore. This is a timely contribution to the study of work, bureaucracy, and the future of an aging American population.
Caregiving often brings us the physical messes that counseling delivers on the emotional side. Sometimes the people that need our care were put in that ...
Author: Terry Hargrave
Support, respite, and encouragement for those who care for othersTaking care of a family member who is ill, disabled, or dying requires courage, strength, commitment, and love. Now Terry Hargrave, an expert in counseling and caregiving, offers you help with a devotional written with your specific needs in mind. The morning prayers and evening reflections in this book are short and to the point. Strength and Courage for Caregivers weaves together powerful stories, practical advice, and the restorative promises of Scripture, reminding caregivers that they are not alone in this important yet all too often unacknowledged and underappreciated work.
THE TYPE OF CAREGIVING RELATIONSHIP AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING Because HIV ... HIV caregivers who are infected are also subject to these adverse side effects.
Author: Louis D. Burgio
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The vast majority of care provided to adults and elders with chronic illness is given in the home, most often by family members. The caregiver's role is daunting; caregiving is often referred to as a 'career,' requiring long hours and arduous tasks. Primary caregivers show higher rates of morbidity and mortality, and caregiving is a major source of stress and burden to caregiving families. Presently, very little support is available to caregivers from either State or Federal agencies. However, awareness of this worsening problem is growing among health professionals and policy makers. The Spectrum of Family Caregiving for Adults and Elders with Chronic Illness is written for individuals in the helping professions who are in roles that interface with or serve family caregivers who are supporting an adult or elder with a chronic condition. The volume includes eight disease-specific chapters written by experts from various disciplines. Each discusses the caregiving role and includes a thorough review of the literature on the characteristics of caregivers and care-recipients, including related care needs, issues, and challenges unique to that chronic illness. Chapters also review the extant literature on caregiver interventions. An Evidence Table is included in each of these chapters so that the reader can easily judge the quality of evidence supporting the intervention studies. Finally, each chapter includes two case studies describing common problems encountered by caregivers, along with descriptions of interventions used to address these problems. The final chapter summarizes the state of the science on caregiving roles and caregiver interventions and discusses the most relevant challenges and barriers faced by today's caregivers and caregiver advocates. This book will be valuable to clinicians and those in the helping professions, as well as academics and researchers with an interest in the study of family caregiving and caregiver interventions, and to health administrators, public officials, and policy makers concerned with chronic illness care and management.
There is mounting evidence that changes in family roles and the burden placed on family caregivers may have negative effects on the psychological stability ...
Author: Ronda C. Talley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Despite advances in detection and treatment, cancer remains a source of pain and distress to patients and of complex challenges to the loved ones caring for them. The trend toward shorter hospital stays in particular has increased the physical, psychological, and financial burden on caregivers, often leading to adverse effects on patients. Cancer Caregiving in the United States illuminates these complex concerns with authoritative detail. This wide-ranging volume provides a comprehensive survey of cancer-related issues, including those affecting the care triad (patients-family members- professionals) and quality of care as well as the numerous physical, emotional, and financial challenges that caregivers may need to confront. Sources of caregiver difficulty at each stage of the disease, from diagnosis to end of life, are explored. Each chapter analyzes its topic in terms of practice, research, education, and policy, providing a wealth of literature reviews, assessment and care models, interventions, and recommendations for future study and practice. Coverage includes: Caregiving issues for cancer patients with long-term, short-term, and intermittent needs. Family caregivers as members of the treatment team. The impact of health disparities on caregivers. Cancer care policy and advocacy. End-of-life issues for cancer caregivers. Legal, financial, and ethical issues. Cancer Caregiving in the United States is a core reference for researchers, professionals/scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in such caregiving fields as clinical psychology, social work, nursing, public health and medicine, social policy, and educational policy.
While there are effective pharmacological treatments for clinical depression, for the many family caregivers who suffer from symptoms of depression ...
Author: Steven H. Zarit
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Assisting someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another illness that causes dementia is incredibly demanding and stressful for the family. Like many disabling conditions, Alzheimer’s disease leads to difficulty or inability to carry out common activities of daily life, and so family members take over a variety of tasks ranging from managing the person’s finances to helping with intimate activities such as bathing and dressing. Key coverage in Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders includes: Early diagnosis and family dynamics Emotional needs of caregivers Developmentally appropriate long-term care for people with Alzheimer’s Family caregivers as members of the Alzheimer’s treatment Team Legal and ethical issues for caregivers Faith and spirituality The economics of caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease Cultural, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic issues of minority caregivers Advances in Alzheimer’s disease research Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders offers a wealth of insights and ideas for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students across the caregiving fields, including psychology, social work, public health, geriatrics and gerontology, and medicine as well as public and education policy makers.
... care and housekeeping assistance impose overwhelming physical and emotional demands on the caregiver. ... severe symptoms, and treatment side effects.
Author: Daphne Joslin
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Social Science
An understudied aspect of the HIV/AIDS epidemic is the creation of hundreds of thousands of grandparent-headed households that have become home to children bereft of one or both of their parents. Such "skip-generation parenting" presents a host of challenges to the families involved and the social programs designed to assist them. Despite this unprecedented caregiving responsibility, older surrogate parents remain relatively invisible, hidden in the shadows of HIV care and the demands of raising a child. The primary goal of Invisible Caregivers is to generate, support, and guide program and policy initiatives designed to meet the needs of elder surrogates and their families. Most social service programs are not able to identify the needs of older surrogates, often because these surrogate parents in HIV-infected families are reluctant to make their needs known for fear of social stigma or possible reductions of benefits. Multiple systemic barriers to case management and other services also frustrate attempts to bring available resources to elder caregivers. These barriers include professional ignorance or denial that HIV affects surrogates, eligibility restrictions through CARE, limited funding and age restriction on OAA, and a fragmented health and human service system. Because the issues facing elder caregivers are many and varied, this collection covers a host of issues: community health, aging, HIV services, child welfare, education, public policy, and mental health.