Lecture Eleven Notes - GE 80A Lecture 11 Families and...

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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.
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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
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