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Military Caregivers: Commonalities & Differences Shed Light on Individuality
Thu October 10, 2013: 1:30 pm-3:00 pm EDT
Mary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D.
Owner, MBP Consulting, LLC
Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Extension
About the Webinar
Families play an integral role in today’s military, especially when a service member becomes wounded, ill or injured. The role of spouse, parent, grandparent or significant other changes as military families learn to care for their warrior and provide assistance as he or she adjusts to life with a disability. Each family caregiver is unique, as is their wounded service member and his or her condition. Even with these unique qualities there are some commonalities of military family caregivers, which provide professionals with knowledge about the caregiver’s needs.
In order to better understand military family caregivers, professionals can explore through questions what caregiver commonalities fit with each situation. By asking questions regarding the warrior and caregiver and then listening carefully, professionals will gain knowledge of the military family caregiver’s assets, challenges and needs. The webinar identifies questions to help professionals recognize the commonalities and differences of military family caregivers as they work with them.
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