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Relationships in old age : coping with the challenge of transition

Author: Robert O Hansson; Bruce N Carpenter
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©1994.
Series: Guilford series on personal relationships.
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The aging experience demands continuous adaptation to changing physical, psychological, and social capacities. Research has focused primarily on the personal and family relationships that are vital during this time. Offering an important new perspective, 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert O Hansson; Bruce N Carpenter
ISBN: 0898621984 9780898621983
OCLC Number: 29705560
Description: xi, 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The critical role of relationships --
Adaptation and coping in the aging context --
The problematic nature of supportive relationships in old age --
Obstacles to family support and caregiving in later years --
The interpersonal contexts of old age --
Theory and measurement of relational competence --
Research on relational competence and social functioning --
Intervention strategies --
Special problems of the elderly : depression, housing, legal incompetence, and caregiver strain --
Concluding thoughts.
Series Title: Guilford series on personal relationships.
Responsibility: Robert O. Hansson, Bruce N. Carpenter.
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