Caregiving Research Paper

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The dictionary definition of a caregiver is a person who cares for someone who is sick or disabled. Since a very young age I have always had an interest in looking out for people and making sure they are okay. Being able to care and watch out for other people makes me feel as if I am a great person. However, it isn’t all success and being okay. Caregiving is an extremely tough task because it can take so much out of a person. But when it is successful all of the rough times you went through to get there are so worth it. My whole life I have been caring for one person or another but I would not trade it for any other part of my life. I grew up in a household where showing my emotions was allowed, and that if crying helps you get your stress out then by all means that is what you should do. Throughout my childhood I cried over little things; things that I found unfair, or when I got the tiniest cut. I’m not telling you this to make you think I was a spoiled little child, but more to prove a point. Caregivers …show more content…
By choosing to have a positive outlook on life I have become the person I have always hoped to be. But none of this was easy, and to look ahead I know it will be difficult to not get close to a situation because in the end I am who matters. But I do know that other caregivers struggle with the same issues I do. I put my friendships, my family, my schoolwork, and my self health on the line because I thought that someone was worth caring for more than those things. Being positive is a coping mechanism, but the world isn’t depicted by two sides. Friendships and family matters have many different layers and you have to take care of yourself and not put others first, even if it makes you feel like a better

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