Janet Hull Ruffin is an artist, arts educator and poet. She is
finishing a book of poems showing what it's like to work with
critically ill children in a major cancer center. She focuses on
hospital culture, the therapeutic nature of art and
She retired from MD Anderson in January
2009 after serving as the art teacher in the Children's Cancer
Hospital for more than 10 years. Her position was special because the...
This post is a continuation of the Young Adult Caregiving series.
Part one detailed the role of a parent caregiver. This one focuses on
issues specific to caregiving as the spouse or partner of a young
In sickness and in health: Being the
partner of a cancer patient living with cancer
in fact, relationships in general, can be hard work. Throwing a
diagnosis of cancer into the mix creates new...