This article originally appeared on GoodMenProject.com
We often don’t talk about men as caregivers. The focus is often on women as caregivers, and indeed, women are caregivers, often at higher rates in both the personal and professional realms. However, men care too!
Many men are stay-at-home fathers, are caregivers to aging parents, raise special needs children, or are partners to someone who requires care due to illness or other health-related needs. Some men are in caregiving professions such as healthcare, social work, long-term care, education, counselling, and are change agents where caring is at the occupational core.
All caregivers need tools and practices that can help them prevent caregiver stress and burnout, common risks that can result from the other-focused nature of caring that might leave an individual depleted and overwhelmed themselves.Read More