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Caregiving & Situational Loss

Wherever there are challenges and adversity, there is situational loss. One of the ways I help older family caregivers of the chronically ill, as a social worker and coach, is by training them to use the components of the 3-A Approach: Acknowledge, Assess, Assist to process their situational losses. Situational Loss is loss of a person, thing or quality resulting from an alteration of a life situation involving changes related to , in addition to death, illness, change in body image and environment This definition from the Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 8th ed., 2009 is all encompassing, most precisely defining the caregivers’ loss experience. They are not experiencing loss due to death. Rat

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