Hendrix Presents Virtual Event on Caregiving

Cristina HendrixOn May 13, over 90 Duke alumni joined the “Care for the Caregiver in Troublesome Times” virtual faculty fellow event for a stimulating conversation about how nursing research is impacting the future of health care and improving patient outcomes by empowering caregivers. Led by Cristina Hendrix, associate professor, participants explored the innovative new caregiver training program, uniquely designed to support caregivers who assist and care for elders at home following a hospital discharge. Nowadays, caregivers are performing increasingly complex nursing tasks to assist in the hospital-to-home recovery process. Without training and support, their capacity to provide care is compromised, which can lead to patient readmission. A staggering 1 in 5 older adults are readmitted within 30 days of discharge. Caregivers also experience stress and burden if they are unable to provide the support needed by their loved ones. Hendrix is addressing this pervasive gap in health care by providing support to caregivers. Her research will lead to better informed caregivers, translating to fewer adverse events for patients.






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