Supporting Family Carers

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Lecture Overview

When the nurse's main focus is the client, the family carer's needs can easily fade into the background. Why should healthcare professionals be supporting family carers? With one story, one card trick and one tool, Jennifer Daddow provides a comprehensive explanation of the importance of supporting family carers.


Portrait of Jennifer Daddow
Jennifer Daddow

Jennifer Daddow has extensive experience as a health and community adult educator, community development worker and project co-ordinator. She has worked with a range of diverse groups in the community, welfare and health sectors. Jennifer joined the Education and Training team at Carers Victoria in 2008. In that role she enjoys educational opportunities to improve carer health and wellbeing, facilitating workshops for carers and service providers. Jennifer has a Masters’ Degree in Health, and is a qualified workplace trainer and assessor. See Educator Profile