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Authors

  1. EGAN, KATHLEEN A. MA, BSN, CHPN
  2. HORVATH, GAY LYNN S. BSN, CHPN

Abstract

Rising awareness of the physical and emotional toll of caregiving for a loved one highlights the need for health and human service providers to be able to effectively address the needs of caregivers. Through the Caregiving Near Life's End national caregiver research and education project, caregivers shared their experiences, needs, and hopes as the basis for developing tools to help other caregivers. Their wisdom about the challenges and the meaningful opportunities that the last years of life bring can help each of us develop skills to serve families who are living with illness, change, and loss in a better way.