A diagnosis of mesothelioma impacts not only the patient but also their family members and friends. It’s common that family members become caregivers. In fact, a caregiver is defined as an unpaid member of the family or friend that offers medical and emotional support to a patient. However, it is also important that caregivers look after their own mental health, too.
Caregivers are commonly responsible for administering drugs, shopping and preparing food, helping the patient eat, helping with daily tasks like bathing, doing household chores such as laundry, cleaning, paying bills, driving the patient to appointments, and communicating with physicians and nurses to help guide the medical care of the patient. These tasks are not easy. They are often time-consuming as well as physically and emotionally challenging.
This video, “Medical and Palliative Care Decisions,” posted on the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation YouTube channel, aims to help caregivers with their challenges. The video consists of a webinar to aid caregivers in the decision-making process after a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma.
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