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Topic: Podcast: Support Services for Caregivers

Forum: Caring for Someone with Stage IV or Mets —

A place where family members, caregivers, and loved ones of people having a Stage IV (metastatic) diagnosis can share, discuss, and support one another through the tough times unique to this diagnosis.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2020 03:15PM

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Support Services for Caregivers

February 21, 2020

Thompson mallori

Mallori Thompson is manager of the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program at the Duke Cancer Institute. Mallori received her master's degree in mental health counseling from North Carolina Central University. Her area of expertise is the psychosocial care of patients diagnosed with cancer and their families. Her research involves learning about how cancer affects people who've been diagnosed, as well as their family members and their relationships. Mallori leads a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers, including medical family therapists, oncology recreation therapists, child life specialists, and psychologists, as well as people who coordinate volunteer services and self-image programs.

Listen to the podcast to hear Mallori explain:

  • how the needs and concerns of cancer caregivers are different from those of people diagnosed with cancer
  • the services that caregivers seem to use the most
  • her top three suggestions for a caregiver who's feeling overwhelmed or burned out

Running time: 15:48

Listen now or read the transcript.

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