PHA Classroom

Coping with Chronic Illness

April 6, 2017

This session focuses on coping with chronic illness over the long term for caregivers and patients. Caregivers can be family members, friends or health care professionals. Long-term exposure to the challenges and stress of providing care and/or living with a chronic illness can lead to physical and emotional symptoms. Caregivers and patients may experience difficulty coping, compassion fatigue, burnout and survivor’s guilt. Strategies to identify and address these issues will be discussed.

Bela Patel, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Housten
Ben Lippe, PhD, UT Southwestern
Landra Slaughter, RN, CCRC, University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Aaron Waxman, MD, PhD, FACP, FCCP, Brigham and Women’s Hospital