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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Health Risks for Family Caregivers

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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Health Risks for Family Caregivers

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Teri Kennedy, PhD, MSW
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
POGOe Id: 
21996
Date Posted: 
03/15/2018
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
03/14/2018
Abstract: 

Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Health Risks for Family Caregivers is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. State the health risks to caregivers who are providing care for family members
  2. State the health risks to care recipients receiving care from family members
  3. Work on an interprofessional team to identify problems being experienced by caregivers and recommend approaches to address those problems.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as:

  1. Content is not changed,
  2. No one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. Authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. The reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program”.
Content Categories: 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Suggested Citation:
Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Health Risks for Family Caregivers. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2018 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21996