Attention: The caregiver's loved one may be the
27th similar case you've seen today, but to the
caregiver this is Mom or Dad, Sister or Lover.
Compassion: Be diligent in its application.
3. Time: A
few moments of your undivided time is some of the
strongest medicine you'll ever administer -- and it
costs so very little.
Respect: The person pushing the wheelchair is
also part-time bookkeeper, psychologist, dietitian,
insurance and incontinence expert and a full time
general in the war they are waging with this illness.
They not only need yourrespect, they DESERVE it.
Dedication: Be relentless in your devotion to
your craft. The caregiver has entrusted you with their
most valuable asset - their loved one. You earn that
trust with your skill, knowledge base and ability.
Honesty: The caregiver is your partner in this
endeavor, they deserve (and can handle) the truth.
Prudence: The graceful administration of the
truth is a true test of a caringprofessional.
Advocacy: Never accept less than the best your
system has to offer their
Understanding: The caregiver plays a pivotal
role in the well-being of your patient, understanding
the needs, wishes and fears of the caregiver improves
your patient's care.
your emotional limit and learn when to ask for help.
Your loved ones as well as the caregiver's loved one
need you to remain well.
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