Caregiver-carereceiver communication Part 2: Overcoming the influence of stereotypical role expectations

Edwards, Helen E. & Chapman, Helen M. (2004) Caregiver-carereceiver communication Part 2: Overcoming the influence of stereotypical role expectations. Quality in Ageing, 5(3), pp. 3-12.


Part 1 of this paper explored the premise that a role predicament of caring exists within family caregiving relationships. It was argued that dysfunctional patterns of communication develop in family caregiving relationships not only in response to stereotypical expectations about older people but also in response to stereotypical expectations of both caregiver and carereceiver concerning their role in the caregiving relationship. The argument was grounded in data contained within a large comprehensive study of older people and their family caregivers. This paper builds on the earlier contention and holds that more productive and effective forms of communication and caregiving relationships can be promoted through modification of role expectations and behaviours. The Health Promoting Communication Model is introduced and proposed as an appropriate framework for guiding both prevention and intervention strategies for health promoting communication in family caregiving.

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ID Code: 1292
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: communication, carereceiving, family, role expectations, caregiving older people
ISSN: 1471-7794
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Aged Care Nursing (111001)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Pavilion Publishing
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 18 May 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:24

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