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Caring for Informal Caregivers

Practical Tools for Caregivers Dealing with Informal Care

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Due to the societal shift towards community-based care, the focus is increasingly placed on the informal network of the care recipient. Whether it's the children of a parent with dementia, the partner of a traffic accident victim, or the siblings of a man with mental health issues, in many cases, these are powerful informal caregivers who can act as full-fledged partners to healthcare professionals.

At the same time, informal caregivers have their own questions and needs, and it's crucial that they receive support. This handbook responds to this trend by providing a theoretical framework and practical tools for (future) professionals with diverse backgrounds.

All the authors are educators in higher education, and they include exercises at the end of each chapter. The book is enriched with case studies designed in a way that various professional profiles (nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, educational psychologists, etc.) can recognize their professional input within them.