Self-Care for Family Caregivers

July 8, 2015

Self-Care is also important for family caregivers. Many millions of spouses, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters find themselves in the role of primary caregiver for a loved one. A couple of books that may be of interest are The Mindful Caregiver: finding ease in the caregiver journey by Nancy Kriseman, and Self-Care for Caregivers:  A Twelve Step Approach by Pat Samples, Diane Larsen and Marvin Larsen. Many nurses will find themselves in the role of a family caregiver as well at some point in their life. This makes having solid Self-Care behaviors in place even more important.

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