Education, Training, and Support for Rural Caregivers

  • Kathleen ChwaliszEmail author
  • Stephanie M. Clancy Dollinger
  • Erin O’Neill Zerth
  • Vivian L. Tamkin
Part of the Caregiving: Research, Practice, Policy book series (CARE)


Enabling individuals to live in the community despite health-care needs is an important and growing public policy concern. Providing services (preventive, support, remedial) for family caregivers is critical to the maintenance of care recipients’ health and well-being. Caregivers need a variety of knowledge and skills in order to be effective and, given the relative lack of services in rural areas, rural caregivers may have an even greater need for skills. Unfortunately, most of the interventions with caregivers have been tested on primarily urban samples. This chapter is an overview of the various education, training, and support needs that should be addressed in rural caregiver interventions and support programs as well as a consideration of the practice, research, training, and advocacy needs of rural caregivers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathleen Chwalisz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stephanie M. Clancy Dollinger
    • 1
  • Erin O’Neill Zerth
    • 1
  • Vivian L. Tamkin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologySouthern Illinois UniversityCarbondaleUSA

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