Coping with caregiving stress: A wellness-oriented, strengths-based approach for family counselors

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Caregiving has become a normative family stress that typically extends over multiple years. Traditional conceptualizations of caregiving in terms of burden and stress lead to interventions based in a medical model of care. Wellness is presented as an alternative model with the potential for empowering caregivers and helping them develop healthier lifestyles. A case example is presented to demonstrate how marriage and family counselors can use this approach to enhance wellness in caregivers and their families.

Additional Information

Publication
The Family Journal, 11, 1-9
Language: English
Date: 2003
Keywords
wellness, strengths-based, caregiving, caregiving stress, caregiver burden