Coping with Chronic Illness
This session focused on coping with chronic illness over the long term for caregivers and patients. Caregivers can be family members, friends or health care professionals. Long term exposure to the challenges and stress of providing care and/or living with a chronic illness can lead to physical and emotional symptoms. Caregivers and patients may experience difficulty coping, compassion fatigue, burnout and survivor's guilt. Strategies to identify and address these issues will be discussed.
April 6, 2017
Bela Patel, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Housten
Ben Lippe, PhD, UT Southwestern
Landra Slaughter, RN, CCRC, University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Aaron Waxman, MD, PhD, FACP, FCCP, Brigham and Women's Hospital