When "the family" is not one voice: conflict in caregiving families.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Caregiving families rarely have one voice. This article presents a theoretical framework for normative family conflict in chronic care, identifies types of family conflict, and describes educational and case management models to prevent, identify, buffer, or potentially help resolve family care conflicts that pose barriers to care. Successful application of these models can result in greater family member accessibility for support to each other and enhanced family capacity to distribute equitably and effectively care responsibilities for chronically ill relatives especially those with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gwyther, LP

Published Date

  • 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 150 - 155

PubMed ID

  • 8715177

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1061-3706


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States