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Glossary of Terms

Caregiver satisfaction

General public definition

  • Caregiver satisfaction refers to the positive effects of providing care—personal satisfaction, feeling needed, useful, and good about oneself, and/or closer to the person receiving the care.

Academic definition

  • Caregiver satisfaction is the term most commonly used to refer to the positive aspects of caregiving.
  • Possible positive effects of caregiving include a strengthening of the relationship with the care recipient, personal growth, increased self-esteem, and a sense of purpose.

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