The caregiver's companion / Deborah A. Boyle, MSN, RN, AOCNS, FAAN
- Boyle, Deborah A.
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania : Oncology Nursing Society, 
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- xiv, 136 pages ; 22 cm
- Finding meaning -- Reframing -- Caregiving without a script -- Feelings -- Family and friends -- Hope -- Self-care -- Comforting caregivers -- Grief -- Moving forward.
- "Being a lay caregiver is no easy task. You are asked to assume the caregiver role with no training, and at best, minimal support from healthcare professionals. Many family caregivers experience feelings of abandonment, of being overwhelmed with worries of uncertainty. They fear they will unintentionally hurt their loved one and struggle with piecing together medical information on their own. Most of the typical responsibilities of life, such as starting a new job, learning to drive a car, applying to a college, starting an exercise regimen, or going through childbirth involve some prior education or orientation. Caregivers have no such benefit of preparation. Without comparable instruction, your responsibility to care for someone ill looms large. Written by a seasoned oncology nurse with personal experience as a caregiver outside of her professional role, the goal of this book is to help family caregivers feel less alone and provide supportive information and practical resources to guide caregivers in their important work"--
- 1635930383 paperback and 9781635930382 paperback
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
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