New Book: The Delicate Balance; A Mindful Approach to Self-Care for Professional & Family Caregivers

  Phyllis Quinlan, RN-Bc, PhD

mfwconsultants@gmail.com

www.mfwconsultants.com

New Book Provides Insight and Guidance for Professional and Family Caregivers Struggling with the Consequences of Caring Too Much: Compassion Fatigue

The Delicate Balance is a must read resource for professional and family caregivers who are encountering the aftermath of neglecting to take as good care of themselves as they do others.

Flushing, New York (3.1.13) –Caring is the act of turning compassion into action. Caregivers are amazing and generous people who often develop the signs and symptoms of Compassion Fatigue as a cost of prolonged caring for others in physical or emotional need. Compassion fatigue is the erosion of a caring nature. It can be the consequence of over exposure to patients, clients, or family members with chronic conditions.

In the past only the six million plus professional caregivers and first responders in the United States were thought to be at high risk for the development of role overload. However, we now know that compassion fatigue is not exclusive to the healthcare and rescue professionals. Those caring for a frail, elderly parent, chronically ill or challenged family member (44 million families) are just as susceptible to compassion fatigue over time as those in the high-risk professions.

Phyllis Quinlan RN, PhD, registered nurse, international author, public speaker, and personal coach is proud to announce the release of her newest book The Delicate Balance: A Mindful Approach to Self-Care for Professional and Family Caregivers. This heartfelt and poignant work is intended to help those professional and family caregivers who are suffering under the weight of caring too much at the expense of their own health and wellbeing.

The Delicate Balance uses the ancient wisdom offered by the Tao Te Ching to inspire and provide guidance. The reader will receive insights on the signs, symptoms and risk factors of the toxic effects of caring too much. The guidance offered can provide the reader with the steps to take for re-establishing perspective and maintaining The Delicate Balance necessary to staying whole, healthy and intact while caring for others.

For over 30 years, Phyllis Quinlan, RN, PhD has practiced as a registered nurse, educator, complementary therapy practitioner, consultant and personal coach. She understands that, “caring is not a sprint but a marathon and an undertaking of this nature requires preparation, training and a devoted attention to what it will take to keep you in the race.”

Her book The Delicate Balance: A Mindful Approach To Self-Care for Professional and Family Caregivers can be purchased by visiting Phyllis’ website www.mfwconsultants.com or it can be found in an ebook version on http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BSWXN5S  in a Kindle platform.

2 thoughts on “New Book: The Delicate Balance; A Mindful Approach to Self-Care for Professional & Family Caregivers

  1. As a nurse, I once observed a family member that took care of her ailing mother 24/7. Their behaviors revealed a long life of care and attachment. The elderly mother approaching 90 was failing and had lost much weight. I do not know how to express my observations but it appeared that the daughter had devoted her life to caring for her mother. The mother had pleasant dementia but was fearful of being moved, turned or cleaned. The mother refused to eat and I think she may have failure to thrive due to possible cancer. I do not know what the daughter will do when the mother declines further.

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