Caregiver Strain and Burden

Caregiver strain and burden encompasses the difficulties assuming and functioning in the caregiver role as well as associated alterations in the caregiver’s emotional and physical health that can occur when care demands exceed resources. Caregivers experience differing challenges during different phases of the cancer trajectory that can significantly impact their functioning and quality of life.

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2018–2019 Authors
Margaret F. Bevans, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, Meghan Coleman, DNP, RN, CRNP, AOCNP®, Ahlam Jadalla, PhD, RN, and Margaretta Page, RN, MS, Carolyn Spence Cagle, PhD, RNC-OB
ONS Staff: Pamela Ginex, EdD, MPH, RN, OCN®, Margaret M. Irwin, PhD, RN, MN, Christine M. Maloney, BA, Kerri A. Moriarty, MLS, and Mark Vrabel, MLS, AHIP, ELS
2007–2016 Authors
Margaret F. Bevans, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, Ruth Ann Brintnall, PhD, RN, CHPN, Deirdre B. Colao, RN, OCN®, Meghan Coleman, DNP, RN, CRNP, AOCNP®, Barbara A. Given, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mary Ellen Haisfield-Wolfe, PhD, RN, OCN®, Norissa J. Honea, PhD(c), MSN, RN, AOCN®, CCRP, Ahlam Jadalla, PhD, RN, Laurel L. Northouse, PhD, RN, FAAN, Margaretta Page, RN, MS, Paula R. Sherwood, PhD, RN, CNRN, Susan Claire Somers, RN, BSN, OCN®, Carolyn Spence Cagle, PhD, RNC-OB, and Thiruppavai Sundaramurthi, PhD, RN, CCRN, OCN®
ONS Staff: Heather Belansky, RN, MSN, Margaret M. Irwin, PhD, RN, MN, Kristen Fessele, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, AOCN®, Gail Mallory, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Christine M. Maloney, BA, Kerri A. Moriarty, MLS, Robi Thomas, MS, RN, AOCN®, CHPN, and Mark Vrabel, MLS, AHIP, ELS

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