Communication and Identity: Patient-Caregiver Relationships in Dialysis Patients

Zhang, Gregory S.

Caregiving, while a time-consuming part of life, can have a strengthening effect on relationships between patients and caregivers if there is open and honest communication. To facilitate this communication, caregivers rely on pre-illness social expectations and relationship guidelines to fall upon. For instance, spouses caring for their partners saw the process of caregiving as simply an extension... read more

Summer Scholars Program.
Tufts University. Department of Sociology.
Caregivers--Family relationships.
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