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Author Kriseman, Nancy L., author.

Title The mindful caregiver : finding ease in the caregiving journey / Nancy L. Kriseman.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    610.736 KRI    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    610.736 KRI    Available
Description xxiii, 205 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-200) and index.
Contents How to become a mindful caregiver -- Understanding the caregiver role : the mindful caregiver -- Realistic expectations : whose need is it anyway? -- Self-care absolutely matters! -- Incorporating mindfulness into self-care : creative ideas and exercises -- Inspiring more meaningful engagement : finding ways to be together -- Navigating the maze of professional resources, services, and support -- Being a partner and advocate in care -- When the end is near : finishing well.
Summary Caregiving can be enormously challenging, terrifically rewarding, and potentially draining. Caregivers often wonder how they will navigate the tumultuous waters of caregiving and not lose themselves completely. The Mindful Caregiver highlights two major approaches to help transform the journey: adopting a practice of mindfulness, which helps caregivers become more self-aware and fully present with the person with whom they are caring, and honoring "the spirit-side" of caregiving which offers new ways of connecting to one another. These approaches take into account not just the needs of the care recipient, but also the needs of the caregiver and other people in his/her life. Remembering to care for oneself when someone else is in great need can be difficult, but with the suggestions and tips in this book, any caregiver can cultivate routines and practices that benefit everyone. Solutions that caregivers can use in their day to day routines are provided, so caregivers who use them can feel more empowered and hopeful. Using real stories throughout, Nancy Kriseman offers self-care exercises and addresses a wide variety of subjects such as setting realistic expectations, making the best possible decisions, advocating effectively, and evaluating available resources and services. The Mindful Caregiver provides inspiration, encouragement, and guidance for finding ease in the caregiving journey.
Subject Caregivers -- Psychology
Care of the sick -- Psychological aspects.
Home nursing -- Psychological aspects.
Home care services
Chronically ill -- Home care -- Psychological aspects.
Terminally ill -- Home care -- Psychological aspects.
Older people -- Home care -- Psychological aspects.
Added Title Mindful care giver : finding ease in the caregiving journey
ISBN 9781442223547 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1442223545 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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