Family Caregivers — Doing Double Duty - OT268

Family Caregivers — Doing Double Duty

by Diane K Pastor, PhD, MBA, NP-C, FNAP
(4.3 / 226 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


The impact on the health and financial well-being of family caregivers is significant. U.S. companies experience billions of dollars in lost productivity as a result of family caregiving’s impact on their employees. Nurses and other healthcare professionals have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives and health of family caregivers. Research documents a chance to improve the health of caregivers when programs are designed to save caregivers time; to relieve them from their responsibilities, even briefly; and to reduce stress and make them feel valued and cared about.


The goal of this caregiver continuing education program is to help nurses, EMTs and paramedics, occupational therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, and social workers understand the effect of providing care on the family caregiver and in particular, the employed family caregiver. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the issues and trends surrounding family caregiving
  • Discuss the effects of family caregiving when one is also employed
  • Relate the implications of family caregiving for nursing and other disciplines
Content Level: Introductory
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation
Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues & Trends
Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention
Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 10/6/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/6/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/6/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Sarah M - Austin, TX  ·  Feb 24, 2018
The statistics were very enlightening.
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Diana S - South Bend, IN  ·  Jan 15, 2018
This course was informative.
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Jane S - Media, PA  ·  Jan 05, 2018
Good overview, but would benefit from more specifics.
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Anita P - Austin, TX  ·  Dec 27, 2017
wonderful. it reminds ne if challenges of today's family due to economical problems. Health care is really changing questionable to a me society
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Megan G - New Market, MD  ·  Dec 27, 2017
Good information emphasizing importance of caregivers and need for education/resources to assist with caregiver success.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50