|[April 27, 2012]
Capella University Faculty Member & PhD Student Co-Write Caregiver Book
MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--
online university* that has built its reputation by providing
high quality online
degree programs for working adults, has announced that
Capella faculty member James V. Gambone, PhD, and Capella PhD student
Rhonda Travland, MS, have co-written a book focused on the unique
challenges and approaches of men who take on caregiving roles for
spouses, parents, or other loved ones. The book, Who
Says Men Don't Care? A Man's Guide to Balanced and Guilt-Free Caregiving,
is one of the few caregiving resources directed toward men, who make up
nearly 22 million of the nation's informal caregivers.
Gambone and Travland met online in a Capella University (News - Alert) master's-level
gerontology course taught by Gambone. "As part of an online classroom
discussion, Rhonda mentioned that 35 to 40 percent of informal
caregivers were men," recalled Gambone. "I challenged her on it, and she
was able to back up her claim. I discovered she had a very strong
background in caregiving and caregiver support. I also did some research
on what resources were available for male caregivers and discovered only
one book, and that had been written eight years earlier and wasn't in
After Travland was no longer his student, Gambone approached her about
co-writing a book focused on male caregivers. "I'm passionate about
caregiving and informal caregiving in particular," said Travland, who
has since earned her MS
in Human Services with a Gerontology specialization at Capella
and is now pursuing a PhD at the online university. "I was a spousal
caregiver for 17 years-my first husband had early-onset Alzheimer's and
I know how stressful and isolating caregiving can be."
Travland founded the Caregiver Survival Institute with her current
husband, David Travland, PhD, and co-wrote The Tough & Tender
Caregiver, A Handbook For The Well Spouse, with him. "While all
caregivers face stress and frustration, we found that men often have a
harder time dealing with a caregiver role. It's very difficult for them
to ask for help," said Travland.
Florida-based Travland and Minnesota-based Gambone accomplished most of
their collaborative writing via email, agreeing on an outline first and
then each taking the lead on different sections of the book. "One of my
areas of expertise is looking at generational differences, and I wanted
to bring that concept into the book," said Gambone, author of ReFire
Your Life: A guide for those who can't retire-or don't want to.
In Who Says Men Don't Care, Gambone and Travland help men
identify their caregiving style, often based on generational
differences, including the Manager, the Searcher, the Loner, and the
Techno-Virtual Caregiver. The book also provides advice on how to use
that knowledge to become a healthier, more effective caregiver. Who
Says Men Don't Care? A Man's Guide to Balanced and Guilt-Free Caregiving
is available on www.maleguideforcaregiving.com.
As of March 31, 2012, more than 37,000 students are pursuing an online
degree at Capella. The learning and career outcomes of Capella's
students and alumni can be found at www.capellaresults.org.
About Capella University
Capella University is an accredited
online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality
online degree programs for working adults. Nearly 80 percent of Capella
students are currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs
in business, counseling, education, health administration, homeland
security, human resource management, human services, information
technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology,
public administration, public health, public safety, and social work.
Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information
technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those areas,
Capella currently offers 144 graduate and undergraduate specializations
and 17 certificate programs. More than 37,000 learners were enrolled as
of March 31, 2012, from all 50 states and 59 other countries. Capella is
committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing
balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in
Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu
or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).
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* Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and
is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor,
Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu.
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