Child-Parent Caregiving Relationship in Later Life
Psychosocial Experiences

By (author) Bethany Morgan Brett

ISBN13: 9781447319290

Imprint: Policy Press

Publisher: Bristol University Press

Format: Hardback

Published: 04/07/2023

Availability: Not yet available

This book presents a poignant and sensitive account of the challenges faced by adult children when making difficult decisions about care for and with their ageing parents in later life. It offers new insights into the practical, emotional and physical effects that witnessing the ageing and death of parents has on those in late midlife and how these relationships are negotiated during this phase of the life course. The author uses a psychosocial approach to understand the complexity of the experience of having a parent transition to care and the ambiguous feelings that these decisions evoke.
Introduction 1. Midlife and The Adult Child 2. Becoming a 'Carer' 3. The Transition to Care 4. Materiality, Clothing, and Embodiment in Care 5. Social Connections and Relationship Building in Residential Care 6. The Loss of Parents in Later Life Final Reflections Appendix 1. Researching the Child-Adult Caregiving Relationship Appendix 2. Participant Charts
  • Social services & welfare, criminology
  • Social welfare & social services
  • Sociology: family & relationships
  • Age groups: children
  • General (US: Trade)
  • Professional & Vocational
List Price: £79.99