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Caring for Others Helps You Grow Spiritually

When you're caring for a loved one too ill to care for himself or herself, it is also important to save some time and energy for yourself. Here's how.

By Steven E. Hodes, M.D.

When you go through a caregiving experience, it can seem odd and even unreal. Dealing with physicians and "hospital speak" may make you feel as if you're in some bizarre alternate world. It may help you to realize that this is a universal human phenomenon. You are not alone in the experience or in facing these challenges. Here are some insights to help you survive and, yes, spiritually grow.

Read the First Caregiving Tip.

Steven E. Hodes, M.D. is a board-certified physician and author of Meta-Physician On Call for Better Health. Visit him at his blog, www.meta-md.com.

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