Clinical Center News
Winter 2016

Hooray for Caregiver's Day! NIH celebrates people who provide patient support

Candace Campbell, who's participating in a clinical trial at the CC, and her husband and caregiver Eric Campbell, pose in the caregiver day photo booth.
Candace Campbell, who's participating in a clinical trial at the CC, and her husband and caregiver Eric Campbell, pose in the caregiver day photo booth.

In recognition of National Family Caregiver Month, the NIH Clinical Center held the 7th Annual Family Caregiver Day Nov. 15. CC departments and outside organizations shared resources, services and hosted a variety of interactive workshops for family caregivers. In addition, caregivers and patients, including Candace Campbell and her husband/caregiver Eric Campbell (seen left), posed in a photo booth and held up a white board to display what caregiving means to them.

Capt. Dr. Margaret Bevans, a clinical nurse scientist within the Nursing Department who helped organize the event said, "We served approximately 150 individuals, the majority of whom were caregivers of patients at the CC as well as staff who serve as family caregivers. The wellness activities, including stress reduction services, were most attended. It is common for family caregivers to report feeling stressed and overwhelmed and the music-filled space provided a temporary sanctuary albeit for a brief moment in their day!"

View caregiver resources and the NIH caregiver Facebook page [disclaimer].

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