PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS OF CARERS OF PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
By: Dr. S. Vanitha
Category: PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Illness
Delivery Time: 7-9 Days
About the book
In the Book Author speaks about, The burden of caregiver has been caused by a number of factors. These include characteristics of the person with mental illness, characteristics of caregivers, and relationship between them, time spent by the caregiver with the patient and nature and severity of illness. The caregiver burden may be seen in all stages of illness. The family caregivers bear with the behavioral disturbances of the suffering family members and sometimes can also be a target of the patient’s abusive or violent behavior. They have to curtail their own routines, and focus much on suffering family members. Approximately one-third of all caregivers are balancing employment and care giving responsibilities, and of this group, two-thirds reported clash in roles that require them to reschedule their work schedules, work lesser than normal hours, and/or take unpaid leaves of absence. In addition, they have to meet the financial needs of the suffering family members or relatives besides meeting the treatment costs. Thus the family caregivers play a major role in providing care giving assistance to the ill persons and their families and there on they may develop burnout and emotional exhaustion.
About the author
Dr.S. Vanitha has started her teaching career in the department of social work in Rajah’s college ,Thiruvaiyaru and presently working as faculty member inthe post graduate and Research department of Social Work in the Government Arts and Science College for women, Orathanadu. She is specialised in Medical and Psychiatric in social work. In her decade of teaching teaching experience, has produced more than one dozen M.Phil scholars. She has delivered many lectures in various Educational forums and platforms. She has published many research papers in many reputed national and International journals. She is also serving as honorary member in many civil society organisations and contributed lot for the development of the society in general and the member organisations in specific She trains students not only in the social work realm also in soft skills and personality development to face the challenges successfully both in the professional and personal life.