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Chaos and uncertainty: the post-caregiving transition

Caregiving is one of the most important personal sacrifices family members make for their older loved ones. There are at least 43.5 million caregivers in the United States who provide informal family caregiving, averaging about 19 hours of care per week, for an average of 4 years.1 Although family members, especially spouses and adult children, usually occupy these caregiving roles, in diverse cultural and ethnic groups with collectivistic values, caregivers also may be fictive kin (relatives not related by blood, such as godchildren, family friends, or neighbors).

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Additional Titles
Geriatric Medicine

Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
ISBN/ISSN
0268-201X, 0268-201X
Resource Database
British nursing index bni - exported on 8/7/2016
Publication Year
2011
Issue Number
4
Volume Number
32
Start Page
288-293
Language
English