When Someone You Love Has Completed Cancer Treatment

Support for Caregivers

About the Course:

The booklet upon which this course is based focuses on providing caregivers with coping strategies to help them shift their focus from a loved one’s cancer treatment to recovery. Issues discussed include the transition to a “new normal,” communication skills and feelings, ways to get support, helping with follow-up care, and the need for self-care.


National Cancer Institute

Publication Date:

September 2005


National Cancer Institute staff

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about cancer caregivers’ changing roles when a loved one’s treatment is completed. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Recognize that each caregiver responds in a unique way to a loved one’s recovery from cancer.

  2. Describe the feelings and reactions that tend to be shared by many caregivers of loved ones.

  3. Evaluate practical tips and resources offered to caregivers and share them with clients as warranted.

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