Journals Higher Education

$29.95

Hardcover

Published: 10 April 2017

240 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190261092


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Modern Families, Elder Care, and Loss

Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn

  • Shows how high rates of divorce, non-marriage, and remarriage are changing how families care for the terminally ill and dying
  • Draws upon in-depth interviews with grown children who cared for and now grieve Baby Boomer parents, stepparents, and ex-stepparents
  • Highlights sensitive topics related to death and end-of-life care, such as caring for an ill ex-stepparent, seating arrangements at funerals, what people truly value in an inheritance, and how families choose to end life support
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