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Activity 15: Adopting self-care strategies

Caring for people with life-limiting illnesses may be stressful at times. There are many reasons for caregiver stress:

  • your own fears of death and dying
  • your own feelings of inadequacy
  • your own identification with a person's suffering.

When caring for people with life-limiting illnesses, it's important to have realistic expectations of the degree of support you can provide. It's also important to identify the most suitable sources of support for you; personal and/or professional.

These two health care professionals talk about how caring for people with life-limiting illnesses affects them personally.

Expert opinion 1

Expert opinion 2

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