Not too easy. Not too difficult.
In my opinion this course was very helpful and informative. This course teaches about services available in different communities as well as how to gain access to those services to be an effective caregiver. This course also teaches you to not only give your client the very best treatment possible, it also shows the caregiver how to take care of themselves as well. We learned about professional burnout and the signs to look for that could indicate a problem. This course carries a lot of reading but it is well worth it.
Learning about burnout was especially interesting to me. As a healthcare professional one gets so used to caring for everyone else, that we sometimes forget to care for ourselves. Knowing the signs of burnout can help a caregiver get help for a problem before it gets out of control. The signs can range from mild to severe, such as, feeling down, not eating and or sleeping properly, aggression towards family and friends, and depression. Getting help for burnout is very important, one could talk with a loved one about the problems they are having or one could seek professional help for the problem. Being able to realize that a problem exists, and seeking help can make life at work and at home much better for a caregiver.
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Advice for students:
If you are interested in taking this course, be prepared to read a lot of material. Always try to stay on top of your reading, this makes the assignments a lot easier. Take notes throughout your reading, just to reinforce what you have read.