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Practical Caregiving Tips To Advocate For Your Hospitalized Brain Injury Patient – Part 3

Practical Caregiving Tips To Advocate For Your Hospitalized Brain Injury Patient – Part 3 

by Marie Gibson

The tips in this article –  part three of a three part series – will help you step into an advocacy role for your brain injury patient, feel more confident about your role as a caregiver, and communicate effectively with medical professionals.  These tips and actions are practical and provide real life advice to help you navigate through the countless tests, doctors, nurses, therapists, medicines and other medical professionals and new terminology.  Moving forward, accept that you have a steep learning curve and apply yourself persistently.  

Part 3: Tips for Control and Confidence of one’s own emotions

You will serve an important role in the healing of your patient and you must recognize this fact as early as possible.  Take small baby steps if you must—but be sure to take steps.  Find your confidence and try to stay in control of your emotions.  By taking a few simple steps you will realize that you are not powerless and you can make a huge difference in your patient’s stay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marie Gibson is an author and speaker who advises caregivers on how family members can become crucial advocates for their hospitalized family member, and who also leads employee training at health care institutions.  She is author of The Caregiver’s Journal and Peace of Mind for Caring Hearts and Helping Hands.

Using an organizational tracking tool like The Caregiver’s Journal will provide greater clarity in comforting your patient, communicating and collaborating for their health with the medical professionals and you will have more confidence and control of your own emotions.  If you find these tips valuable, you’ll find more at www.The-Caregivers-Journal.com.