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Practical Insights for Busy Caregivers

Many doctors don't trust caregivers, but here's why they should


November 19, 2018, by

Last week, we recommended a recent article in Chatelaine by Dr. Brian Goldman.It described how he became more empathetic as an emergency doctor towards family caregivers after caring for his own parents.
This week, we point you to an essay he wrote for the CBC Radio program Tapestry. In it, he explores why physicians and other health care providers tend to look at family caregivers as little more than a patient’s “living crutch.” He also explains why caregivers’ attempts to advocate for better care are sometimes met with indifference or animosity.

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