Finding support through social networking (8/16)

After a cancer diagnosis, caregivers are overwhelmed with questions and information. In this position, they often turn to social media, seeking support or information from other caregivers who have been in a similar position. In doing so, caretakers increase their social support and effectively manage their stress and anxiety. Additionally, if nurses are able to understand what caretakers are gaining from these social interactions they may be able to better care for the caretakers informational and emotional needs.

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