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Stanford Center for Education and Professional Development (CEPD): Past Education Courses
Carrying The Load: Improving Clinical Outcomes By Strengthening
Patient-Personal Caregiver Relationships
A patient’s primary personal caregiver network immediately and persistently impacts their understanding of their condition and their ability to cope and follow through on medical recommendations —enormously influencing their health outcome.
Personal caregivers sustain patients at home, either supporting or distorting treatment. These personal relationships are a crucial lever for clinicians who, by reinforcing resilience in the relationship, can ultimately engage patients and personal caregivers in deeper collaboration.
This workshop explores the importance of the personal caregiver and clinical value of actively supporting patient-personal caregiver relationships. Participants experience tools for positively impacting relationships, and receive the book, In Sickness As In Health: Helping Couples Cope with the Complexities of Illness.
Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physicians, Social Workers and other clinical staff
Identify effects of illness on patient-personal caregiver relationships; utilize personal experiences to understand personal caregiver roles and impact; recognize the range of people in caregiving roles and their influence.
Differentiate and assimilate 3 paradigms of care and the illness’ effect on patient-personal caregiver relationships; understand the influence of crisis theory on clinicians’ impact on patients and personal caregivers.
Support patient-personal caregiver relationships by addressing issues illness introduces into relationships.
Demonstrate how Caritas Caring principles align with the workshop concepts.
Discuss how strategies discussed support a Professional Role-based Practice Model.