Family caregiving has become a public health priority of national concern. While all family caregivers of seriously ill patients face complex demands, family caregivers of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients are especially burdened. The purpose of this project was to design an Internet video-conferencing support group for underserved ALS family caregivers, identify potential funding sources, and compose and submit a grant proposal on behalf of the ALS Association's national office to the foundation whose funding guidelines and interests most closely match the nature of this project. The unique service delivery format of the proposed psycho-educational support group will decrease caregiver burden amongst underserved ALS family caregivers (i.e., those who are geographically isolated and/or unable or unwilling to leave their loved one unattended) by fostering mutual aid and enhancing members' coping abilities. The actual submission and/or funding of this grant were not requirements for the successful completion of the project.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
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