Michele Francis, Caring.com Expert

Michele Francis is a clinical social worker at the University of California, San Francisco, Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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My mother has been depressed since her cancer diagnosis; how can I persuade her to see a therapist? — Sep 06, 2007
Many cancer patients resist seeking help for depression. Just the word therapist or psychologist has a negative meaning for them. Your mother may feel that her problems "re...
How can I get my parent to eat without nagging? — Aug 27, 2007
The short answer is that in this situation there's only so much you can do. As caregivers, we see food as love. And when the person we're caring for is losing weight, in ou...