Caregiving burden, stress, and health effects among family caregivers of adult cancer patients.

@article{Bevans2012CaregivingBS,
  title={Caregiving burden, stress, and health effects among family caregivers of adult cancer patients.},
  author={Margaret F Bevans and Esther M. Sternberg},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2012},
  volume={307 4},
  pages={398-403}
}
Unlike professional caregivers such as physicians and nurses, informal caregivers, typically family members or friends, provide care to individuals with a variety of conditions including advanced age, dementia, and cancer. This experience is commonly perceived as a chronic stressor, and caregivers often experience negative psychological, behavioral, and physiological effects on their daily lives and health. In this report, we describe the experience of a 53-year-old woman who is the sole… CONTINUE READING
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