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Implications for practice and research
▪ 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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