Patient suffering and caregiver compassion

new opportunities for research, practice, and policy.

Richard Schulz, Randy S. Hebert, Mary Amanda Dew, Stephanie L. Brown, Michael F. Scheier, Scott R. Beach, Sara J. Czaja, Lynn M. Martire, David Coon, Kenneth M. Langa, Laura N. Gitlin, Alan B. Stevens, Linda Nichols

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

90 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to stimulate discussion and research about patient suffering and caregiver compassion. It is our view that these constructs are central to understanding phenomena such as family caregiving, and that recognizing their unique role in the caregiving experience provides new directions for intervention research, clinical practices, and social policy. We first define and characterize these constructs, review empirical evidence supporting the distinct role of suffering and compassion in the context of caregiving, and then present a conceptual model linking patient suffering with caregiver compassion. We conclude with a discussion of implications and future directions for clinical intervention, research, and policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-13
Number of pages10
JournalThe Gerontologist
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

Fingerprint

Psychological Stress
Caregivers
Research
Public Policy
Direction compound

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

Cite this

Patient suffering and caregiver compassion : new opportunities for research, practice, and policy. / Schulz, Richard; Hebert, Randy S.; Dew, Mary Amanda; Brown, Stephanie L.; Scheier, Michael F.; Beach, Scott R.; Czaja, Sara J.; Martire, Lynn M.; Coon, David; Langa, Kenneth M.; Gitlin, Laura N.; Stevens, Alan B.; Nichols, Linda.

In: The Gerontologist, Vol. 47, No. 1, 01.01.2007, p. 4-13.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Schulz, R, Hebert, RS, Dew, MA, Brown, SL, Scheier, MF, Beach, SR, Czaja, SJ, Martire, LM, Coon, D, Langa, KM, Gitlin, LN, Stevens, AB & Nichols, L 2007, 'Patient suffering and caregiver compassion: new opportunities for research, practice, and policy.', The Gerontologist, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 4-13. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/47.1.4
Schulz, Richard ; Hebert, Randy S. ; Dew, Mary Amanda ; Brown, Stephanie L. ; Scheier, Michael F. ; Beach, Scott R. ; Czaja, Sara J. ; Martire, Lynn M. ; Coon, David ; Langa, Kenneth M. ; Gitlin, Laura N. ; Stevens, Alan B. ; Nichols, Linda. / Patient suffering and caregiver compassion : new opportunities for research, practice, and policy. In: The Gerontologist. 2007 ; Vol. 47, No. 1. pp. 4-13.
@article{3a8f946dfb284bd69381d1b91a7a4f8d,
title = "Patient suffering and caregiver compassion: new opportunities for research, practice, and policy.",
abstract = "The purpose of this article is to stimulate discussion and research about patient suffering and caregiver compassion. It is our view that these constructs are central to understanding phenomena such as family caregiving, and that recognizing their unique role in the caregiving experience provides new directions for intervention research, clinical practices, and social policy. We first define and characterize these constructs, review empirical evidence supporting the distinct role of suffering and compassion in the context of caregiving, and then present a conceptual model linking patient suffering with caregiver compassion. We conclude with a discussion of implications and future directions for clinical intervention, research, and policy.",
author = "Richard Schulz and Hebert, {Randy S.} and Dew, {Mary Amanda} and Brown, {Stephanie L.} and Scheier, {Michael F.} and Beach, {Scott R.} and Czaja, {Sara J.} and Martire, {Lynn M.} and David Coon and Langa, {Kenneth M.} and Gitlin, {Laura N.} and Stevens, {Alan B.} and Linda Nichols",
year = "2007",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1093/geront/47.1.4",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "47",
pages = "4--13",
journal = "The Gerontologist",
issn = "0016-9013",
publisher = "Oxford University Press",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Patient suffering and caregiver compassion

T2 - new opportunities for research, practice, and policy.

AU - Schulz, Richard

AU - Hebert, Randy S.

AU - Dew, Mary Amanda

AU - Brown, Stephanie L.

AU - Scheier, Michael F.

AU - Beach, Scott R.

AU - Czaja, Sara J.

AU - Martire, Lynn M.

AU - Coon, David

AU - Langa, Kenneth M.

AU - Gitlin, Laura N.

AU - Stevens, Alan B.

AU - Nichols, Linda

PY - 2007/1/1

Y1 - 2007/1/1

N2 - The purpose of this article is to stimulate discussion and research about patient suffering and caregiver compassion. It is our view that these constructs are central to understanding phenomena such as family caregiving, and that recognizing their unique role in the caregiving experience provides new directions for intervention research, clinical practices, and social policy. We first define and characterize these constructs, review empirical evidence supporting the distinct role of suffering and compassion in the context of caregiving, and then present a conceptual model linking patient suffering with caregiver compassion. We conclude with a discussion of implications and future directions for clinical intervention, research, and policy.

AB - The purpose of this article is to stimulate discussion and research about patient suffering and caregiver compassion. It is our view that these constructs are central to understanding phenomena such as family caregiving, and that recognizing their unique role in the caregiving experience provides new directions for intervention research, clinical practices, and social policy. We first define and characterize these constructs, review empirical evidence supporting the distinct role of suffering and compassion in the context of caregiving, and then present a conceptual model linking patient suffering with caregiver compassion. We conclude with a discussion of implications and future directions for clinical intervention, research, and policy.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=34249743125&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=34249743125&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1093/geront/47.1.4

DO - 10.1093/geront/47.1.4

M3 - Review article

VL - 47

SP - 4

EP - 13

JO - The Gerontologist

JF - The Gerontologist

SN - 0016-9013

IS - 1

ER -