Caregiver Strain and Burden

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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2011–2014 Authors

Margaret F. Bevans, PhD, RN, AOCN®, Carolyn Spence Cagle, PhD, RNC-OB, Meghan Coleman, DNP, RN, CRNP, AOCNP®, Mary Ellen Haisfield-Wolfe, PhD, RN, OCN®, Ahlam Jadalla, PhD, RN, Margaretta Page, RN, MS, and Thiruppavai Sundaramurthi, MSN, RN, CCRN

ONS Staff: Margaret M. Irwin, PhD, RN, MN, Kristen Fessele, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, AOCN®, Christine M. Maloney, BA, Kerri A. Moriarty, MLS, and Mark Vrabel, MLS, AHIP, ELS

 

2009 Authors

Norissa J. Honea, PhD(c), MSN, RN, AOCN®, CCRP, and Paula R. Sherwood, PhD, RN, CNRN

ONS Staff: Heather Belansky, RN, MSN

 

2007 Authors

Norissa J. Honea, MSN, RN, AOCN®, Laurel L. Northouse, PhD, RN, FAAN, Ruth Ann Brintnall, PhD, RN, CHPN, Deirdre B. Colao, RN, OCN®, Susan Claire Somers, RN, BSN, OCN®, Barbara A. Given, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Paula R. Sherwood, PhD, RN, CNRN

ONS Staff: Robi Thomas, MS, RN, AOCN®, CHPN, and Gail Mallory, PhD, RN, NEA-BC


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