As a healthcare professional, you know that the journey of a child with cerebral palsy is full of challenges. This is also true for their caregivers, who go through an emotional roller coaster when caring for their children.
While the centre of your care is the patient, responding to caregivers’ feelings and emotions is essential. Caregivers are the ones that will be taking care of your patient and applying your recommendations.
Removing barriers to communication will help you better evaluate their needs and guide them to specialised help or support.
Understanding their emotional journey may help you in finding ways to better accompany them.
In this section, we will go through the emotional journey of caregivers and provide you with some helpful recommendations and key topics that may be useful to cover with them.
We also believe that real stories from caregivers can help you better understand their perspectives and feelings. We invite you to watch the stories of four families in our real stories section.