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

Caregivers--Family relationships.
Tufts University. Department of Sociology.
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