Care Provision for African American Elders

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Abstract

This paper reports the results of a study that examined attitudes towards and strategies for providing family care for African American elders. The study utilized qualitative methodology to gather the data and a Kinscripts perspective as a framework through which to analyze the data. Specifically, this was a case study of one large, extended African American family which has its roots in a rural area of North Carolina. The study found a continued commitment to provide in family care for elders with an emphasis on spreading tasks across a broad range of family members rather than relying on a primary caregiver.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-81
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Intergenerational Relationships
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2008

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Keywords

  • African American
  • Elder care
  • Kinscripts
  • Qualitative research

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