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When Someone You Love Has Chronic Illness - TEST ONLY

THIS IS FOR THE TEST ONLY. You can order the ebook from Cedar Fort (see link.) Advancements in medical technology are extending our lives, and we are aging more diversely than ever. Yet, many of us endure or will endure chronic diseases. This course explains in detail how to relate to those in the medical profession, how to advocate for better patient care, as well as what to say and not say to someone who is ill. We’ll look specifically at how to help someone who is in pain, and how to intervene with those that are non-adherent with medical advice. This course will also help caretakers identify if they are “caring too much,” with guidance regarding how to set boundaries.

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Hour 1

  1. Chapter 1: Get Ready For A Long Life
  2. Chapter 2 : How To Talk About It
  3. Chapter 3: Dealing With Doctors: What Everyone Needs to Know

Hour 2

  1. Chapter 4: Managing Denial
    1. The Anxious Terrain of Illness: When the Patient Is in Denial
    2. Anxiety and Helplessness: When the Person in Denial is You

Hour 3

  1. Chapter 5: Caregiving: Can You Care Too Much?
  2. Chapter 6: Getting Support
  3. Chapter 7: Helping Your Loved One Cope With Pain
    1. Problematic Responses to Chronic Pain
    2. Acute versus Chronic Pain

Hour 4

  1. Chapter 8: Avoiding Avoidance: Staying Connected, Mindfully
    1. Fears of Illness Contagion
    2. Religious Ideas and Illness
  2. Chapter 9: Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue
  3. Chapter 10: Dealing with Loss


Learning Objectives

  1. Identify how aging and life expectancy has changed in the 21st century.
  2. Explain the role and consequences of caregiver burden.
  3. Describe at least one thing people say that is not helpful to loved ones dealing with chronic illness.
  4. Identify at least two tips for how to have better interactions with physicians and medical staff.
  5. Identify the limitations of dealing with a “one size fits all” approach to grieving.
  6. Identify at least one strategy that is helpful when dealing with someone in chronic pain.
  7. Identify the ways depression and anxiety can lead to medical illness.
  8. Develop tools for strengthening wellness-sustaining relationships between those who are ill and their families, friends and caretakers.
Products specifications
Instructor T. Greenberg, Psy.D.
Contact Hours: 4
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