The prevalence of informal family caregivers continues to grow as the older adult population in the United States continues to increase. The desire and obligation to care for a family member often puts relatives in situations they are not trained to handle physically, emotionally, and spiritually. For informal caregivers of the Christian faith, the motivation to care for their loved one is often rooted in the foundational command to "love your neighbor as yourself." Caregiving responsibilities can place a burden on caregivers who are ill equipped to provide personal soul care, which is the work of the Triune God and the Christian helper to bring the believer to a deeper level of union and communion with God. The purpose of this project is to create a workshop for informal family caregivers of older adults that provides practical tools to maintain soul care while "loving their neighbor."
|Commitee:||Janssen, Maridith A., Klaus, Jeff|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Family and Consumer Sciences|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 58/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Caregivers, Christian, Faith-based, Family, Program, Soul-care|
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