Jun 29, 2010 - 6:11 pm
Whether we are the immediate caregiver, or the family member of someone diagnosed with cancer, we all have a desire to find the right way of offering support and assistance.
Family members often share the same emotional struggles as their loved ones who have cancer; grief, anxiety, frustration, anger, sadness, denial, and being overwhelmed. By reading about the cancer patient's experience, we will often find the words for what we are going through and also have a better understanding of how to communicate our emotional needs.
I hope everyone will share the books and reading materials they have found which offered emotional support or answered questions to ease their burden.
+++ Help Me Live: 20 Things People With Cancer Want You To Know - by Lori Hope
+++ How Can I Help? Everyday Ways to Help Your Loved Ones Live With Cancer - by Monique Doyl Spencer
+++ The Etiquette of Illness - by Sue Halpern
+++ The Compassionate Do(s) and Don't(s) of Helping - article by Karen Krakower Kaplan found at www.healthleader.uthouston.edu
+++ Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos Into Confidence - by Gail Sheehy