https://www.healthcentral.com/slideshow/how-caregivers-can-think-like-a-doctor
CaregivingDoctor & Patient

How Caregivers Can Think Like an ER Doctor

VIEW AS: LIST | SLIDES
Senior wife hugging her husband in a wheelchair.
iStock

Worried caregiver and mother with chest pain.
iStock

Know when you can fix it and when to seek help


Woman explaining to nurse about what happened to her husband.
iStock

Keep your explanation of what happened simple


Middle age woman relaxing outside.
iStock

Make time in your own life to recharge


Woman helping her mother out of a car.
iStock

Find balance between physical care and emotional care


Man helping his mother with medication.
iStock

Learn to listen


Woman helping senior mother into an ambulance.
iStock

Develop triage skills to make quick decisions


Patient shaking a doctor's hand.
iStock

Focus on goal-directed therapy


Caregiver hugging senior mother.
iStock

Remember you don’t know everything, and you don’t have to


Writing an advance care directive.
iStock

Create your own advance directive, so your ‘patient’ will, too


Woman doing yoga for self care.
iStock

Take care of yourself, too


The Candid Caregiver

The Candid Caregiver

The Candid Caregiver (TCC) is a safe place for all caregivers, of any condition area or caregiving level, to go for candid yet professional guidance. Questions will be answered, tough topics will be discussed, and the caregivers will ultimately have a place where they, themselves, feel cared for. No topics are off the table. Ask your questions and share your stories on social media using the hashtag #TheCandidCaregiver.

TCC's lead caregiver and author is Carol Bradley Bursack, a veteran family caregiver with more than two decades of experience.