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Mindfulness for Carers: How to Manage the Demands of Caregiving While Finding a Place for Yourself

As the population ages and more people require care, the role of informal carers in ensuring caring situations do not break down becomes more important

As the population ages and more people require care, the role of informal carers in ensuring caring situations do not break down becomes more important.

It is therefore vital to ensure carers emotional and psychological needs are taken into account in nursing assessments because, without carers, the health and social care system would not cope.

Nurses are in an ideal position to assess carers resilience and guide them to maintain equilibrium. There are a number of ways they can do this, including directing carers to respite care, domiciliary services and bereavement counselling.

For nurses, the value of this book is the opportunity it offers to research the subject further and to explore the effect of caregivers resilience. Carers who manage their own long-term conditions, stresses and personal demands will also find it useful.

As the population ages and more people require care, the role of informal carers in ensuring caring situations do not break down becomes more important.

It is therefore vital to ensure carers’ emotional and psychological needs are taken into account in nursing assessments because, without carers, the health and social care system would not cope.

Nurses are in an ideal position to assess carers’ resilience and guide them to maintain equilibrium. There are a number of ways they can do this, including directing carers to respite care, domiciliary services and bereavement counselling.

For nurses, the value of this book is the opportunity it offers to research the subject further and to explore the effect of caregivers’ resilience. Carers who manage their own long-term conditions, stresses and personal demands will also find it useful.

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