Mar 8, 2019
Lewis, RN, PhD, FAAN, was the Castella
Distinguished Professor at the University of Texas Health Science
Center in San Antonio.
She has been working with family caregivers for over 20 years. She developed the Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers to help caregivers cope more effectively with the stresses related to caregiving. This program is now in 16 states.
She also developed the Stress-Busting Program for Caring Professionals: Combating Compassion Fatigue and Burnout. This is a one-day workshop where caring professionals learn valuable strategies to prevent and deal with compassion fatigue. She was also a family caregiver for her mother who died of breast cancer and husband who died of a hemorrhagic stroke.