ERIC Number: EJ636723
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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Adopting the Caregiver Role: A Family Legacy.
Piercy, Kathleen W.; Chapman, Jeffery G.
Family Relations, v50 n4 p386-93 Oct 2001
A qualitative study was done to investigate how adult children become caregivers to older parents with functional impairments and what roles their own children adopt in their family's care arrangement. Interviews revealed five influences on children and grandchildren's adoption of caregiver roles: expectations; family rules; religious training; role modeling; and role making. (BF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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