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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 163--165

Multiple caregiving role with the novel challenge of COVID-19 pandemic: A crisis situation

Department of Onco-Anesthesia and Palliative Medicine, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, IRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Seema Mishra
Department of Onco-Anaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, IRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_165_20

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Caregivers of cancer patients in the COVID-19 pandemics have been faced with new complexities and challenges related to their patient's care. It has added tremendous stress to the previous multiple caregiving roles. We present the journey of a caregiver of cancer survivor who had played multiple care giving roles for the past 10 years. With the added challenge of the pandemic the caregiver faced severe psychological distress concerning his caregiving role. This was addressed to a large extend with counseling and empathy. Communication is an important measure to relieve the distress and address the complexities faced by caregivers.


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