UCLA Health Connect – Caregivers find loving support at Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology
Caregiving is a compassionate act, in which caregivers not only tend to their loved ones’ physical needs but hold space for their emotional experiences of suffering and fear.
“The goal of caregiving isn’t to cheer the other person up,” Buchanan says. “It’s to be with them, to be emotionally open and present with them. That’s what a caregiver understands and that’s often what nobody else understands.”
That’s why being in community with other caregivers can be so powerful.Excerpt from UCLA Health Connect – Caregivers find loving support at Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology
UCLA Health Connect recently posted an article featuring our interfaith Chaplain, Mark Buchanan, M. Div, and the the weekly online caregivers support groups that he facilitates each week.
Read the full article here: Communication with a support network is key following a cancer diagnosis
To learn more about our Caregivers Support Group, visit our Caregivers Support Group page