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Meaning and centrality of caring activities among older women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11722008     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article explores the meaning and conditions of caring activities for older women. Taped, in-person interviews were conducted with 53 ethnically and economically diverse women, 55-84 years old. The interview guide contained open-ended questions regarding the process of taking on caring activities and the centrality of care to personal identity. Past activities were automatically assumed, in contrast to the present experience of choice. Caring activities provided meaning and continuity throughout the life course. Participants reported becoming more self-protective over the life course and offered seven explanations for their increased ability to be self-protective.
J Altschuler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of women & aging     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0895-2841     ISO Abbreviation:  J Women Aging     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-27     Completed Date:  2001-12-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8916635     Medline TA:  J Women Aging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-100     Citation Subset:  IM    
CSULA, Department of Social Work, Los Angeles, CA 90032, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Adaptation, Psychological*
Aged, 80 and over
Aging / psychology*
Anecdotes as Topic
Caregivers / psychology*
Cultural Characteristics
Cultural Diversity
Middle Aged
Self Concept
Women, Working / psychology*

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