Arnedia Smith Best Undergraduate Paper of the Year
Bowling Green State University
The Impact of Providing Modified Bereavement Support to Direct Care Providers in Long-term Care Facilities
with co-author Jessica Miller-Blakely
Resilience is defined as a means by which individuals can avoid negative outcomes even if there are potential risk factors present in their environment (Staudinger, Marsiske, & Baltes, 1995). In a direct care environment, one of the greatest potential risk factors to a negative outcome is how a caregiver handles the stress of death and dying on a continual basis. The exposure of the process of death and dying, combines with confounding factors, such as the caregiver/recipient relationship requires greater resilience.