Editorials and Essays

Applebaum, A.J., (2022). I was never “just” a visitor. Hastings Bioethics Forum, March 9, 2022.

Applebaum, A.J. (2022). There is Nothing Informal about Caregiving. Palliative and Supportive Care, 20, 621-622.

Applebaum, A.J., Kent, E.E., & Lichtenthal, W.G. (2021). Documentation of Caregivers as a Standard of Care. Journal of Clinical Oncology 39(18), 1955-1958.
Applebaum, A.J. Letter to the Editor, ‘It Should Not Be This Hard’: When Family Members Provide the Care. New York Times. March 2, 2021.
Applebaum, A. J. (2018). Care for the Cancer Caregiver. The ASCO Post, Integrative Oncology Editorial. September 25, 2018.

Scientific Articles

A list of my scientific articles is below. For reprints of any of these, please contact me.

Stand By Me: A Guide to Navigating Modern, Meaningful Caregiving

(Simon Element, 2024)

As the founder of the first Caregivers Clinic in the country, I understand the challenges of being an unpaid family caregiver. Stand By Me: A Guide to Navigating Modern, Meaningful Caregiving gives you practical tools and support to help you face these challenges and provide high quality care for your loved one while prioritizing your own well-being. The book covers important topics such as working with the healthcare system, navigating changing roles, coping with uncertainty, and finding meaning in the caregiving experience. Stand By Me combines insights from my own journey as a caregiver for my father as well as lessons learned from over a decade of clinical and research experiences in caregiving science. My hope is that it becomes an invaluable resource for you during your own caregiving journey.

Stand By Me Book Cover Scaled


I am the editor of the textbook Cancer Caregivers, the first textbook focused explicitly on the experiences of caregivers of patients with cancer. The text summarizes the state of the science of cancer caregiving research, highlights the significant progress made in research focused on the development and dissemination of psychosocial interventions for cancer caregivers, and includes in-depth case studies to illustrate their delivery and application. The text also explores the provision of support to caregivers in the community and the legal and ethical concerns faced by caregivers throughout the caregiving trajectory. Cancer Caregivers offers both fundamental and practical information and is the essential resource for all healthcare professionals who work with patients and families facing cancer.

Cancer Caregivers