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Spectrum of Family Caregiving for Adults and Elders with Chronic Illness



The vast majority of care provided to adults and elders with chronic illness is given in the home, most often by family members. The caregiver’s role is daunting; caregiving is often referred to as a ‘career, ‘ requiring long hours and arduous tasks. Primary caregivers show higher rates of morbidity and mortality, and caregiving is a major source of stress and burden to caregiving families. Presently, very little support is available to caregivers from either State or Federal agencies. However, awareness of this worsening problem is growing among health professionals and policy makers.

Editor: Burgio, Louis D, Editor: Gaugler, Joseph E, Editor: Hilgeman, Michelle M

Topic: Psychology
Media: Book
ISBN: 199828032
Language: English
Pages: 328

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9.2 × 6.1 × 0.9 in


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