The influence of a grandfather’s disease process and death on the formation of personal identity in a granddaughter

dc.citation.doi10.1016/j.jaging.2006.10.005en
dc.citation.epage238en
dc.citation.issue3en
dc.citation.jtitleJournal of aging studiesen
dc.citation.spage229en
dc.citation.volume21en
dc.contributor.authorSellers, Debra M.
dc.contributor.authorMilton, Maggie
dc.contributor.authoreiddsellers
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-02T21:28:30Z
dc.date.available2008-05-02T21:28:30Z
dc.date.issued2007-01-01
dc.date.published2007en
dc.description.abstractThis case study investigated the influence of a grandfather with Parkinson's disease and his death on the development of personal identity in his granddaughter. The case was complicated by the granddaughter's diagnosis at age 20 with a potentially terminal illness 3 months after his death. The granddaughter experienced symptoms similar to those of her grandfather. Analysis of a retrospective interview with the granddaughter revealed four themes: shared interests, coping skills and adaptation, enlightenment, and influence. These themes were examined within the context of Erik H. Erikson's (1950) theory of identity development as a conceptual framework for understanding the influence of the grandfather-granddaughter relationship.en
dc.description.versionArticle: Accepted Manuscript
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2097/674
dc.relation.urihttp://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaging.2006.10.005en
dc.subjectGrandfathersen
dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectPersonal identityen
dc.subjectCase studyen
dc.subjectGranddaughtersen
dc.titleThe influence of a grandfather’s disease process and death on the formation of personal identity in a granddaughteren
dc.typeTexten

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