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Men As Caregivers

SKU# 9780826114723

Theory, Research, and Service Implications


  • Betty Kramer PhD
  • Edward Thompson, Jr. PhD

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Today, more and more caregivers are male. Despite this fact, the vast majority of research on caregiving has centered on the experience of the female caregiver. This volume addresses the fundamental gap in our knowledge and theories about the growing male subpopulation of caregivers.The authors identify the serious limitations that result from viewing men caregivers through the lens of women's experiences and call for an unbiased and fresh perspective in future research.Special consideration is given to men who care for a family member with dementia; fathers of adult children with mental retardation; gay male caregivers for partners with AIDS; and sons and parent care.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 27, 2001
  • Page Count 408
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826114723
  • EISBN 9780826197214

Table of Contents 

    Part I: Introduction
  1. Men Caregivers: An Overview, B.J. Kramer
  2. What’s Unique About Men’s Caregiving? E.H. Thompson Jr.

  3. Part II: Conceptual, Theorectical, and Methodological Insights
  4. Theoretical Perspectives on Caregiving Men, E.P. Stoller
  5. Methodological Issues in Research on Men Caregivers, J. Bookwala, J.L. Newman, and R. Schulz

  6. Part III: Research
  7. Psychosocial Challenges and Rewards Experienced by Caregiving Men: A Review of the Literature and an Empirical Case Example, E.H. Carpenter and B.H. Miller
  8. Physiological Challenges Associated with Caregiving Among Men, K.A. Adler, T.L. Patterson, and I. Grant
  9. The Experiences and Relationships of Gay Male Caregivers Who Provide Care for Their Partners with AIDS, C.S. Sipes
  10. AIDS Caregiving Stress Among HIV-Infected Men, R.G. Wight
  11. The Voices of Husbands and Sons Caring for a Family Member with Dementia, P.B. Harris
  12. Brothers and Parent Care: An Explanation for Sons’ Underrepresentation, S.H. Matthews
  13. Fathers as Caregivers for Adult Children with Mental Retardation, E.L. Essex, M.M. Seltzer, and M.W. Krauss
  14. Differences Between Fathers and Mothers in the Care of Their Children with Mental Illness, J.S. Greenberg
  15. Husbands Caring for Wives with Cancer, D. Ciambrone and S.M. Allen

  16. Part IV: Services and Interventions
  17. Professional Sensitivity to Religion-Spirituality Among Male Caregivers, J.M. Stolley and J. Chohan
  18. Principles and Interventions for Working Therapeutically with Caregiving Men: Responding to Challenges, S. Femiano and A. Coonerty-Femiano
  19. Service Utilization and Support Provision of Caregiving Men, L.W. Kaye
  20. Epilogue: Implications for Practice and Future Research, B.J. Kramer
  21. Index