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Secondhand Sick: Families and Caretakers of a Seriously Ill Patient Can Be Sick Too image

Secondhand Sick: Families and Caretakers of a Seriously Ill Patient Can Be Sick Too

A serious illness for one member of a family really means that the whole family gets sick. The hard part is that there is only one identified patient in the group. Everyone else just has to limp their way through it. But make no mistake, they are all being affected. When one member of the family is terminally or traumatically ill, they are all ill — or secondhand sick.