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Reducing stress burden and objective burden in spousal caregivers through implementation of Powerful Tools for Caregivers
  1. Linda A Gerdner
  1. Stanford Geriatric Education Center, Center for Education in Family and Community Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to: Linda A Gerdner
    Stanford Geriatric Education Center, Center for Education in Family and Community Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA; lgerdner{at}gmail.com

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  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) is a psychoeducational programme grounded in the model of self-efficacy. PTC is designed for caregivers of persons with chronic illness for the purpose of teaching management of emotions, effective communication and decision-making skills. The programme is conducted by two trained PTC class leaders using a scripted curriculum in English, Spanish or Korean language. A companion book, The Caregiver Helpbook (2nd edition), is available in English or Spanish (Leslie Congleton, PTC Program Coordinator, Caregiver Services; personal communication, 9 June 2011).

  • Nurses, or other interested persons, may become a PTC class leader by successfully completing a 2-day training programme conducted by a certified master …

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