Caregiving Marriage & SCI

Charlifue, Susan
November 2005
PN;Nov2005, Vol. 59 Issue 11, p20
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The article presents information on caregiving spouses and spinal-cord injuries. Caregiving spouses are at high risk for stress, depression, feelings of being burdened, and even physical deterioration. This article provides evidence that spouses not only play an integral role in the well-being of their injured partners but also have issues and concerns that need to be addressed. Even couples married for many years after injury have ongoing stresses and concerns. The good news for wives is that they can do things to balance the stress of caregiving.


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