Families in Crisis: A Case Study of Elder Caregivers

By Nanette J. Davis and Anne Conroy Cutter Mikkelsen.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

A presentation of 51 interviews with elder caregivers and their stories of choice, challenge and wisdom; examination of financial, social and emotional resources for coping with extended care.

Keywords: Women Caregivers, Elder Caregivers, Family Caregivers, Designated Caregivers, Caregiver Burden, Caretaking, Global Graying, Dependency, Frail Elderly, Chronically Ill, Long-Term Care, Stress Management Model, Inadequate Resources, Social Policy, Narratives, Medical Demoralization, Codependency, Loss of Self, Role Engulfment, Role Entrenchment, Spirituality

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 9, pp.129-140. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.811MB).

Professor Nanette J. Davis

More than three decades experience as a teacher, author, editor and researcher. An authoritative source on issues relating to women, families and youth, and sociological aspects of sexuality. Scholarly work includes eight books and more than 100 articles, encyclopedia entries, research reports, book chapters and reviews. Dedicated to community service. Recipient of multiple grants for studies on youth, homelessness, women, domestic violence and curriculum development. Federal, state and local agency consultant. Among her honors and appointments: Invited Participant, Gender and Society Oxford Round Table, Pembroke College, Oxford University, 2003; Invited Participant, Second World Congress on Family Law and the Rights of Children and Youth, 1997; Awards Committee, American Society of Criminology, 1996-1997; Fulbright Senior Scholar Award for Australia, 1992; Fulbright Discipline Evaluation Commission Member, 3-year term, 1994–1996; Honorary Member, Feminist Institute for Studies on Law and Society, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, 1991.

Anne Conroy Cutter Mikkelsen

Anne Conroy Cutter Mikkelsen Spent two decades working in social program development and as an organizational director and network manager. Worked on behalf of at-risk youth in the court system and currently serves as an advocate with the Northwest Parkinsons Foundation. A recent graduate of Western Washington University's Fairhaven College, with a concentration in Writing the Narrative: Creative Writing and the Science of Social Relationships. Honors: Awarded Woodring Scholarship from Western Washington University.


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