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Unformatted text preview: GE 80A Lecture 11 Families and Caregiving Jo Ann Damron-Rodriguez Outline 1. Social Support 2. Families 21 st Century 3. Family Dynamics 4. Family Caregiving 5. Elder Abuse 6. Community-based Care Bio/Psycho/Social Persons - beings in relationship Species characteristic behaviors that promote proximity to a caregiver from cradle to grave Shift in roles of dependence over the life course Social Support Systems A network of relationships providing: o Emotional Support Who do you talk to when you are feeling down? o Instrumental Support Whom would you call if you are sick? Friends make a difference (possibly greater than family) in the well-being of emotional health Social Support/Networks Convoy Model of Social Relations persons move through life surrounded by a group of people whom she or he is related to through exchange of social support; dynamic and lifelong in nature. o Convoy group that moves together, usually thought of as ships Support Bank exchanges made between members of social support network over life course Social Support (VERY important) is a powerful component in health and well being having as much impact on health as smoking does on disease. o Example: Alzheimer can be identified through socializing and will affect well-being Families in the 21 st Century o Nuclear family (smaller family) o More complex (divorce and remarriage) o Intergenerational families (grandparents, parents, children in one...
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2008 for the course GE CLUST 80 taught by Professor Damron-rodriguez during the Fall '07 term at UCLA.
- Fall '07