6. Family Caregiving

  1. Patricia Noller1 and
  2. Gery C. Karantzas2
  1. Gery C. Karantzas

Published Online: 23 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch6

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

How to Cite

Karantzas, G. C. (2012) Family Caregiving, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships (eds P. Noller and G. C. Karantzas), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Queensland, 4072, Australia

  2. 2

    School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia

Author Information

  1. School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334500

Online ISBN: 9781444354119

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Keywords:

  • family caregiving;
  • aged care, priority for governments across the world;
  • middle-aged adults, as part of the “sandwich generation”;
  • research programs on family caregiving;
  • family caregiving, care of older adults in good health;
  • caregiving beyond the “ here” and “now”;
  • caregiving and “methodological individualism”;
  • shifting trends of family structure and form;
  • Lawrence and Campbell's interactive computer program, on caregiving responsibilities;
  • importance, on value placed on caregiving tasks

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Defining Family Caregiving

  • What Sorts of Caregiving Tasks are Valued?

  • Who Ought to be a Family Caregiver?

  • Motives that Underlie Caregiving and Care Receiving

  • Implications and Conclusion

  • References