Supportive Care
NCPD Article

Support for Caregivers of Patients With Cancer: An Experiential Mind–Body Approach to Self-Care

Rebecca Lehto

Sara Miller

Arienne Patano

Megan Miller

Dawn M. Goldstein

movement-based meditation, oncology nursing, family caregivers, interoception
CJON 2023, 27(5), 459-462. DOI: 10.1188/23.CJON.459-462

Friends and family members of patients with cancer are increasingly relied on to perform critical multifaceted roles in home-based care, such as appointment scheduling and transportation. The demands associated with this ongoing care provision can be taxing and negatively affect the emotional health of caregivers. As a result, brief and accessible resources are needed to address these psychological needs. This article describes a supportive mind–body approach to self-care that may offset the negative psychological impacts of stressors related to ongoing informal caregiving while augmenting well-being and quality of life.

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