Caregiver Education

AMA Guide Highlights Importance of Caring for Caregivers

AMA Guide Highlights Importance of Caring for Caregivers

Clinicians have an important role to play in providing support and guidance for caregivers.

Lack of Training Associated With Cancer Patient Caregiver Burden

Lack of Training Associated With Cancer Patient Caregiver Burden

Correlation between training and caregiver burden was partially mediated by confidence, researchers found.

Education, Counseling on Caregiving Role for Spouses Improves Outcomes for Women With Breast Cancer

Education, Counseling on Caregiving Role for Spouses Improves Outcomes for Women With Breast Cancer

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An educational counseling intervention delivered by nurses directly to spouses of women with breast cancer improved marital communications and patients' appraisal of their spouse's interpersonal support.

Supporting the cancer patient's long-distance caregiver

Supporting the cancer patient's long-distance caregiver

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Providing care for a loved one with cancer is even more difficult for long-distance caregivers. In this column, an oncology social worker offers tips on helping caregivers overcome these challenges.

Clinical trial reduces the stress of stem cell transplant patients' caregivers

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The stress of caregivers of patients receiving stem cell transplantation can be successfully reduced by an intervention, according to a randomized controlled trial.

Support team aids decision-making by caregivers of terminal cancer patients

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Researchers devised an intervention that quickly integrates a cancer support team to guide caregivers and their patients through difficult end-of-life treatment and decisions.

Early initiation of palliative care support improves caregiver quality of life and patient survival

Early initiation of palliative care support improves caregiver quality of life and patient survival

The earlier a specific phone-based, palliative care support program can be introduced to caregivers, the better they will be able to cope with the caregiving experience, according to research conducted by University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing investigators.

Needs of caregivers of head and neck cancer patients require recognition

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—After a patient receives a cancer diagnosis, their caregivers also undergo major life changes. The importance of these caregivers should be recognized by nurses in planning care for patients, especially for those with head and neck cancer. This research was presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.

Caring for the caregiver during special occasions and holidays

Caring for the caregiver during special occasions and holidays

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Family events and celebrations can create additional stressors for caregivers. Nurses should take time to remind caregivers about their own needs.

Consejos para los proveedores de cuidado: ¿Cómo puede ayudarse usted mismo? (Caring Advice for Caregivers: How Can You Help Yourself?)

Consejos para los proveedores de cuidado: ¿Cómo puede ayudarse usted mismo? (Caring Advice for Caregivers: How Can You Help Yourself?)

This fact sheet offers Spanish-speaking caregivers tips about how to take time to care for themselves.

ONS Connections: Instrument can measure needs of caregivers of neuro-oncology patients

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A needs assessment tool can identify specific needs of caregivers of patients with a primary malignant brain tumor.

Grieving the Loss of an Adult Child

Grieving the Loss of an Adult Child

This patient fact sheets provides suggestions for parents who are coping with the death of an adult child.

Coping with the Stress of Caregiving

Coping with the Stress of Caregiving

Stress is common among caregivers who struggle to meet competing demands. This fact sheets details ways to manage it.

Young Adults as Caregivers

Young Adults as Caregivers

Young adults may face unique challenges as caregivers. This fact sheet address how this age group can best adjust to the role.

Caring Advice for Caregivers: How Can You Help Yourself?

Caring Advice for Caregivers: How Can You Help Yourself?

Caregivers need care, too. Patients can share this fact sheet with their support systems.

Caregiving At the End of Life

Caregiving At the End of Life

This fact sheet provides tips to caregivers on how to provide support when the end of life is near.

Heart risks heightened for partners of cancer patients

Spousal caregivers of cancer patients have increased risks of coronary heart disease and stroke that persist over time, researchers have discovered.

An act of balance: Caregiving tips for the Sandwich Generation

An act of balance: Caregiving tips for the Sandwich Generation

These tips and resources can help oncology nurses and other clinicians ease the burden of caring for both parents and children.

Caring for the caregiver

Caring for the caregiver

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The person who provides care and support at home is an integral part of a patient's care. Nurses need to check on them, too.

CDC focuses on infection prevention

CDC focuses on infection prevention

A new initiative launched by CDC is designed to reduce the risk of life-threatening infection in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Supporting a Loved One With Metastatic Breast Cancer: Caregiving Tips for Men

Supporting a Loved One With Metastatic Breast Cancer: Caregiving Tips for Men

Living with metastatic breast cancer is challenging for both the woman who is diagnosed and for her caregivers. This fact sheet offers tips for men about how to deal with this difficult situation.

Nurses can ease challenges of distance caregiving

A study of distance caregiving in the advanced cancer population revealed the stressors for distant caregivers and suggested ways in which nurses might be able to help these persons.

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