Cancer Caregiver Quality of Life and Burnout

Mayo Clinic geriatric psychiatrist Maria Lapid, M.D., discusses a study developed to improve the quality of life and prevent burnout of cancer caregivers. After conducting two randomized control trials of psychosocial intervention to improve the quality of life of patients with advanced cancer undergoing treatment, the Mayo Clinic Psycho-Oncology Research Group designed a study to address the significant burden of cancer caregivers.

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