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Passages in Caregiving

Title: Passages in Caregiving with Gail Sheehy  

CE/CME Offered:

CE/CME Credit Available: No CE/CME Available


Member Price: $105.00
Non-Member Price: $210.00

Payment Options: Add to Cart
Length: 1.0 hours
This session was originally presented at NHPCO’s 2015 Clinical Team Conference 'Expanding the Mission.' The population of caregivers is exploding. They come in all ages, struggle to cope with the needs of ill loved ones, and attempt to navigate their way through the often complicated maze of our healthcare system – all while trying to maintain careers and personal lives. Having acted as her husband’s caregiver for 17 years, Gail Sheehy – who has chronicled every major cultural turning point for 20th century Americans – understands firsthand the fears and frustrations of caregiving. In this fascinating and empowering speech based on her best-selling book Passages in Caregiving, Gail draws from her rich personal and professional experience. Audiences will leave with renewed understanding of what caregivers face and armed with proven strategies for helping them manage what Gail identifies as the eight crucial stages of the caregiving journey.


  • Identify the eight crucial stages of the caregiving journey 
  • Apply those stages to caregivers with whom they work
  • Utilize strategies to help caregivers manage their responsibilities

Gail Sheehy

Gail Sheehy is an icon of American journalism, a sought-after speaker and groundbreaking pioneer for women. The author of 17 books and a literary journalist, Gail Sheehy was one of the original contributors to New York Magazine. A contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1984, she won the Washington Journalism Review Award for Best Magazine Writer in America for her in-depth character portraits of national and world leaders. She is a seven-time recipient of the New York Newswomen's Club Front Page Award for distinguished journalism.

Sheehy's revolutionary Passages (1976) remained on The New York Times Bestseller List for more than three years and has been reprinted in 28 languages. In New Passages and Understanding Men's Passages (1995) she revisited the stages of adult life and mapped out a completely new frontier entitled "second adulthood."  Sheehy reinforced her status as the preeminent guide to life's most challenging stages with her books Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence (2010) and Sex and the Seasoned Woman: Pursuing the Passionate Life (2006).

Disclosure: Planners: Barbara L. Bouton, MA, FT, and Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty: Gail Sheehy has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Completion: In order to complete this online activity, participants must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation. You will have access to the course for 90 days from the date of purchase.
Course Release Date: 02/04/2016

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