Stress of Family Caregiving During Chronic Illness

Rural Health Patient Stories

Jean S. Kutner, MD, MSPH
Gordon Meiklejohn Endowed Professor, Head Division of General Internal Medicine,
University of Colorado School of Medicine

In this ten-part talk, Dr. Kutner summarizes key issues in Family Caregiving. Caregivers often are referred to as the “hidden patients” as they suffer from a number of stress-induced problems associated with their caregiving role.

At the end of this talk, clinicians will be able to understand the negative and positive effects of caring for a loved one with a chronic illness, develop competence in assessing components of caregiver burden, become familiar with approaches to mitigating the negative effects and maximizing the benefits of caregiving and how these might be applied in clinical practice, and to prioritize future research needs in family caregiving for persons with chronic illness.

Chapter 1 of 10: Introduction 02:21

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