ERIC Number: EJ438953
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
A New Myth about Families of Older People?
High, Dallas M.
Gerontologist, v31 n5 p611-18 Oct 1991
Questions whether gerontologists are creating myth about families by emphasizing individual autonomy as independence without family interdependence and by advocating advance directives. Argues that another antifamily trend is developing despite empirical evidence showing that elderly persons prefer family to represent them in surrogate decision making. Research and public policy suggestions are offered for protecting the elderly's preferences. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A