Relationships in Old Age: Coping with the Challenge of Transition / Edition 1

Relationships in Old Age: Coping with the Challenge of Transition / Edition 1

by Robert O. Hansson, Bruce N. Carpenter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0898621984

ISBN-13: 9780898621983

Pub. Date: 05/01/1994

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.


This book emphasizes a set of factors often ignored in the literature--personality characteristics and ways of relating that can enable the older adult to become an active agent in shaping his or her own life. Reviewing recent research and theory, the authors focus on relationships important to life enhancement in later years--from friendship, family, and…  See more details below

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This book emphasizes a set of factors often ignored in the literature--personality characteristics and ways of relating that can enable the older adult to become an active agent in shaping his or her own life. Reviewing recent research and theory, the authors focus on relationships important to life enhancement in later years--from friendship, family, and co-residents in shared housing to care givers, health-care providers, and social agency personnel-and illustrate how an older individual's relational competence can make a critical difference in initiating and maintaining these relationships.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898621983
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/1994
Series:
Guilford Series on Personal Relationships Series
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The Critical Role of Relationships1
Ch. 2Adaptation and Coping in the Aging Context15
Ch. 3The Problematic Nature of Supportive Relationships in Old Age28
Ch. 4Obstacles to Family Support and Caregiving in Later Years47
Ch. 5The Interpersonal Contexts of Old Age64
Ch. 6Theory and Measurement of Relational Competence74
Ch. 7Research on Relational Competence and Social Functioning92
Ch. 8Intervention Strategies114
Ch. 9Special Problems of the Elderly: Depression, Housing, Legal Incompetence, and Caregiver Strain132
Ch. 10Concluding Thoughts145
References149
Author Index171
Subject Index178

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