When caregivers are in need of care: African American caregivers’ preferences for their own later life care

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dc.contributor.author Anderson, Jared R.
dc.contributor.author Turner, William L.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-20T18:55:25Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-20T18:55:25Z
dc.date.issued 2013-09-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/16493
dc.description.abstract To “care for one's own” is a cultural expectation within a larger ethic of care in the African-American community. Applied to caregiving of aging elders, this ethic of care emphasizes the importance of providing in-home family care rather than opting for out-of-home placement. This study explores why a subset of African-American caregivers prefer or are open to out-of-home placement over in-home family care if they are no longer able to care for themselves. In-depth interviews with 24 family caregivers are analyzed. Three themes emerged including the desire to “spare our children” the burden associated with caregiving, viewing the next generation of potential caregivers as unequipped for the task, and having no one left to provide care for them. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0890406509000401 en_US
dc.subject Later life care en_US
dc.subject African American caregivers en_US
dc.subject Decision making en_US
dc.title When caregivers are in need of care: African American caregivers’ preferences for their own later life care en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2010 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1016/j.jaging.2008.06.002 en_US
dc.citation.epage 73 en_US
dc.citation.issue 1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Aging Studies en_US
dc.citation.spage 65 en_US
dc.citation.volume 24 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jra en_US


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