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Caregiving When There Is Family Conflict and Estrangement

Family conflict and estrangement can complicate caregiving tasks later in life. Research suggests that adult children who are estranged do not visit their parents when their parents are sick, despite societal pressures to reconcile and take care of them. Parents also report feeling surprised that their estranged children did not return home when they were in need, which ultimately solidified the estrangement. This article offers a broad discussion of the existing research on family conflict and caregiving, then focuses more specifically on family estrangement. 

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Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
Type of Work
Journal article
Publisher
American society on aging
ISBN/ISSN
07387806
Publication Year
2018
Issue Number
3
Journal Titles
Generations
Volume Number
42
Start Page
51
End Page
56