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SHL + CARE Present: Caring for Family Members with Chronic or Serious Illnesses: Roles, Challenges, and Coping
Being a caregiver can be both a rewarding and stressful experience, Ranak Trivedi, PhD, will talk about the research around both aspects of caregiving specific to Asian cultures. She will address caregiving among Asians, which has often focused on caring for those with dementia and share data describing the South Asian experience in managing breast cancer. Dr. Trivedi will provide strategies to identify and manage stress.

00:55:00

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Ranak Trivedi, Ph.D.
@https://profiles.stanford.edu/ranak-trivedi
As a clinical health psychologist and a health services researcher, Dr. Trivedi envisions a culturally attuned health care system that are not only patient centered, but framily centered. Such a system would engage and empower framily (family members and friends) in navigating the healthcare system on the patient’s behalf while receiving the culturally attuned supports and services receive that they need. Her studies have provided insights into how framilies and chronically and seriously ill patients collaborate around their mutual health, understanding the impact of their interpersonal relationship on chronic illness self-management, and the individual, dyadic, and systems-level barriers that they encounter. She has developed two technology-enabled dyadic self-management programs to address the stress management needs of both patients and their framily. She has been PI or co-I on several VA and NIH funded projects.