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.