Healing Behavior for Caregivers

  • John G. BruhnEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research book series (BRIEFSWELLBEING)


There are several behaviors that can facilitate adaptation to a terminal disease and the dying process. Connectedness with others, an interest area, goal or purpose for living, spiritual support, peace with the past, positive reflections on life satisfactions and accomplishments, leaving a legacy and gratitude for the gift of caregiving are ways that both surviving relatives and dying patients can help to soften survivors to have positive memories following the death. Time runs out differently for each one of us. While we do not control the timing of terminal disease and death, we can influence to some degree, how they affect the quality of our time living.


Assisted living Connections Long-term care Self-help and support groups 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyNorthern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffUSA

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