- 3 years ago
Sharon Evans graduated as a psychiatric nurse in 1967 and in 2008 completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing. Irene Friberg has a teaching degree. She and her husband have a daughter diagnosed mid-grade 12 with schizophrenia. Sharon and Irene talk about their experiences with family caregiving for family members living with schizophrenia and about their work with the British Columbia Schizophrenia Society Penticton Branch, http://ow.ly/HODMb. They discuss the challenges for family members living with schizophrenia and for their family caregivers. They explain how one-on-one support for family caregivers caring for family members living with schizophrenia helps them and their family members overcome the challenges. They say what they would like to do and see done to promote one-on-one support for family caregiving for schizophrenia, and share their messages for family caregivers who have just learned that one of their family members is living with schizophrenia.