What to Know about Schizophrenia Caregiver Support
Psychiatric Nursing Department, Akdeniz University Faculty of Nursing, Turkey
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kerime Bademli
Most of schizophrenic patients live with their families who provide care without any external support in most of the cases. It is neither by choice nor by planning that does one become a caregiver. Therefore, adaptation to this situation is realized once the situation presents itself. As the primary caregiver is central to the daily life of the patient and as the responsibilities of care giving increase, the whole process turns into an intensive, unilaterally binding and long term engagement as a result of which care giver's life suffers.