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Lisa Kitko - Associate Professor of Nursing, Penn State University Park

Book Title: Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence

Author: Gail Sheehy

Book Description:

This book masterfully describes the challenging and complicated process of family caregiving from the perspective of an expert writer and past caregiver. Sheehy details her eight crucial stages of caregiving and poignantly provides passages from her personal journey of caring for her husband.


Sheehy’s portrayal of family caregiving gives voice to the experiences of the caregivers who have participated in our ongoing research. I would like to dedicate this book to those caring for someone living with a life limiting illness, with the hope that, we are able to make this challenging experience a positive one, as caregivers are integral members of the healthcare team.

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