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Impediments to Family Supports to Dependent Elderly [microform] : An Analysis of the Primary Caregivers / Colleen L. Johnson
Bib ID 5382185
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Johnson, Colleen L
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1979 
14 p. 
Summary

Although studies of social contact and mutual aid between the elderly and their children suggest impressive potentials for family supports, much less is known of this potential in a situation of illness and dependency. The family's potential at that stage when the older person's health deteriorates to the point that some external support is required was examined. Subjects were 170 families drawn from hospital discharge records and interviewed two weeks later. Findings indicate that, while the motivation of children to provide support was unusually high, situational impediments were likely to intervene, and center on job responsibilities, care of other dependents, and higher priorities on the marriage and family of orientation. The major family caretaker was likely to be a spouse or sibling, often in poor health himself. Despite the numerous difficulties experienced by those in poor health who were being cared for by others in the same status, a high valuation on their own independence prevented the search for other alternatives. (Author)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.

Contract Number: MH-31907-03.

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society (32nd, Washington, DC, November 25-29, 1979).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Behavior Patterns.  |  Dependents.  |  Diseases.  |  Environmental Influences.  |  Family Involvement.  |  Family (Sociological Unit)  |  Health Conditions.  |  Interaction Process Analysis.  |  Life Style.  |  Motivation.  |  Older Adults.  |  Parent Child Relationship.  |  Support Systems
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors California Univ., San Francisco
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