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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Caregiver health education and skill building: A curriculum
by Hefer-Morales, Abigail, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 73; 1527951
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this thesis project was to develop an evidence-based curriculum to provide caregivers with practical skills for maintaining their health and tools for providing quality care. The goal is to reduce the perceptions of burden by educating caregivers on the importance of their own health, building coping strategies, and maintaining a positive relationship with the care recipient.

The first module discusses increased health risks of caregivers, the importance of maintaining caregiver health, and barriers to self-care. The second module focuses on assessing and understanding underlying causes of challenging behaviors, in addition to skills for coping with such behaviors. In the third module, caregivers will explore their reasons for caregiving and develop skills to help maintain a positive relationship with the care recipient. The final module reviews available resources to enable caregivers to develop a health plan for themselves.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Potts, Marilyn
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Social work, Adult education
Keywords: Caregivers, Curriculum, Dementia, Work shop
Publication Number: 1527951
ISBN: 978-1-303-98475-4
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