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Vicki Rackner, MD, FACS

Vicki Rackner MD, the founder of The Caregiver Club, is a board-certified surgeon who left the O.R. to help caregivers avoid burnout, manage dark feelings, and speak up with the doctor. She tells stories based on her experiences as a physician, a patient, and family caregiver. Dr. Vicki, as she has come to be known, is a nationally-noted expert in the doctor-patient relationship who is regularly quoted in publications like The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, and USA Today to name a few. 

Dr. Vicki's practical tips about exactly what to do and say have changed the lives of thousands of caregivers. She tells the truth and inspires audiences with the hopeful message that we can and will meet any challenges that come our way. Her most recent book is Caregiving without Regrets: 3 Steps to Avoid Burnout and Manage Disappointment, Guilt and Anger.

The Bottom Line: The Single Most Important Skill Family Caregivers Need for Good Outcomes

Vicki Rackner, MD, FACS

Family caregivers are the unsung heroes of serious illness. The role they play determines, in large part, the comfort, mental state, and overall health of the patient, not to mention the patient’s proper compliance with medical instructions; all of which affect the final outcome of the illness. 

  • With such an important role and so many responsibilities, what is THE single most important thing that they must know in order to do their jobs successfully? In just one hour, you will learn what it is as well as:
  • Five “pain personalities.”
  • Five things you must consider when your loved one is in physical or emotional pain.
  • What to do when your loved one refuses to take their prescribed medicines.
  • What do we mean by emotional pain and what are the best ways to help our loved one?

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