Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D. a clinical psychologist and family therapist, is one of the country's leading thinkers, writers and educators about family caregiving, and is the author of The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers
Quote from Dr. Jacobs:
"Describing the "emotional vocabulary" of caregivers, clinical psychologist and family therapist Barry J. Jacobs said, "They revel in the chance to make a crucial difference in others' lives. Some see it as a means to give back to loved ones who have cared for them so well in the past. Others, taking a more explicitly spiritual view, feel privileged to be the instruments of God's love in conveying comfort and hope. The sense of gratitude these caregivers feel appears to make them more resilient in the face of the long years of demanding work."
Source: Caregiving: Living on the Edge: Baby Boomers Faced With Caregiving Dilemma By Karen Orloff Kaplan and Ira Byock. Accessed 20130906
In August 2012, Dr. Jacobs was named to the Caregiving Advisory Panel of the AARP  Accessed 20130906
Articles and Commentaries:
When Family Devotion Leads to Killing: Some Ethical Questions, by Carol Levine and Barry J. Jacob, April 17, 2012  Accessed 20130906