5 minutes self care moments for family members/care givers of hospice patients.
From mindfulness and relaxation, to music, externalising feelings through art; or prayer (as culturally appropiate) .
Who is your idea designed for and how does it reimagine the end-of-life experience?
Preventing caregivers exaustion or depression, increases the opoortunity for closeness and caring support for terminally ill patients. A lot has been done in terms of grief counseling (pre and post beteavement) Yet, it takes more than doing the heavy lyfting to prevent care givers burnout. By facilitating brief, nurturing self care activities at hospice facilites, family members can recharge their bateries and be more fully present to support their loved one during their end of life journey.
What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?
5 to 10 minutes care givers support groups,
as part of hospice house or intensive care hospital services
What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?
Quick but meaningful video clips and/or activity kits (ideally multilingual friendly) to make this interventions mobile and time effective so caregivers can return to the patient's bedside in a matter of minutes. And to turn the outcome into coping skills or transitional objects whenever possible.
Tell us about your work experience:
I was a graohic designer for 15 years. Now I have a masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Have worked for hospice and the mental health industry since 2010.