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The E-Series: Caregiver Excuses – Stopping the Cycle of Self-Neglect

In this episode, CEO Trent Cockerham, is joined by our Vice President of Clinical Services, Kat Gibson, for a caregiving conversation that explores what can happen when caregivers develop a habit of regularly putting their own needs aside due to pressing caregiving responsibilities. This lack of self-care can evolve over time into an unhealthy or even detrimental pattern of self-neglect. Together, Trent and Kat will explore ways to recognize signs of caregiver self-neglect and practical strategies for reversing this cycle by incorporating self-care.

Aug 31, 2023

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Guest Bio: Kat Gibson, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-C, Vice President of Clinical Services for Hospice of the Piedmont, joined the hospice team in 2016 as a Medical Social Worker before transitioning into a leadership role the summer of 2019. She is a graduate of the Joint Master of Social Work Program through the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and recently obtained her Advance Palliative and Hospice Social Work Certification. Prior to finding her passion within hospice care, Kat worked with the mental health community and the long-term care population throughout central North Carolina.

Show Notes: CarePoint is a group formed by Hospice of the Piedmont for local individuals who are actively caregiving. The goal of this group is to provide a safe, supportive environment where caregivers can discuss their struggles, questions and even fears associated with caregiving, as well as offer encouragement, insight, and suggestions to others who are also currently caring for another. Participants of the group are encouraged to share their personal experience, strength and hope with others. Our hope is to provide a space for compassion, empathy, and support for caregivers in our community.  To learn more about upcoming CarePoint meetings, click here.

Presented by Hospice of the Piedmont and Hospice of Randolph, The E-Series is an educational webinar series aimed at engaging our community, exploring relevant topics and educating about ways to connect with our organization. Funding for The E-Series is provided by the Dr. John A. Lusk Fund for Hospice and Palliative Care Education.  To listen to previously recorded episodes of The E-Series, click here.