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ERIC Number: EJ923911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
Mexican American Males Providing Personal Care for Their Mothers
Evans, Bronwynne C.; Belyea, Michael J.; Ume, Ebere
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v33 n2 p234-260 May 2011
We know little about Mexican American (MA) family adaptation to critical events in the informal caregiving experience but, in these days of economic and social turmoil, sons must sometimes step up to provide personal care for their aging mothers. This article compares two empirically real cases of MA males who provided such care, in lieu of a female relative. The cases are selected from a federally funded, descriptive, longitudinal, mixed-methods study of 110 MA caregivers and their care recipients. In case-oriented research, investigators can generate propositions (connected sets of statements) that reflect their findings and conclusions, and can be tested against subsequent cases: Caregiving strain and burden in MA males may have more to do with physical and emotional costs than financial ones; MA males providing personal care for their mothers adopt a matter-of-fact approach as they act "against taboo" and this approach is a new way to fulfill family obligations. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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