Cancer is a growing health problem in the United States with family caregivers serving as the primary care providers of cancer patients. Research shows that family caregivers of adult cancer patients tend to experience adverse mental health effects because of their caregiving role. The proposed program, entitled the Healthy Caregiver will provide services in English and Spanish, offering group therapy support and information referrals to family caregivers of adult cancer patients. Using a cognitive behavioral therapy approach, the overarching goal of the program will be to decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety associated with the burden of caregiving. The proposed program will be hosted at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, California. Funding options were explored and the Annenberg Foundation was identified as the best potential funder for this project. The actual submission and/or funding of this grant proposal were not requirements for the successful completion of this project.
|Commitee:||Kim, Mimi, O'Donnell, Julie|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Anxiety, Cancer, Caregiver burden, Cbt, Depression, Family caregivers|
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