How a contemplative approach can help family caregivers

01/11/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Buddhist chaplain Jennifer Block recommends a "contemplative caregiving" approach for family members caring for elderly relatives. Block, who is teaching a course on the subject at the San Francisco Zen Center, says people for the most part are not prepared to be caregivers, because of a lack of confidence and knowledge, and they do not realize the benefits that it can bring.

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