The Child-Parent Caregiving Relationship in Later Life

Psychosocial Experiences

By Bethany Morgan Brett

Published

Jun 1, 2023

Page count

152 pages

ISBN

978-1447319696

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jun 1, 2023

Page count

152 pages

ISBN

978-1447319290

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
The Child-Parent Caregiving Relationship in Later Life

This book presents a poignant and sensitive account of the challenges faced by adult children when making difficult decisions about care for and with their ageing parents in later life.

It offers new insights into the practical, emotional and physical effects that witnessing the ageing and death of parents has on those in late midlife and how these relationships are negotiated during this phase of the life course.

The author uses a psychosocial approach to understand the complexity of the experience of having a parent transition to care and the ambiguous feelings that these decisions evoke.

Bethany Morgan Brett is currently working as a child and adolescent psychodynamic psychotherapist and freelance academic. She has previously held lecturing positions in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex and the Department of Psychosocial Studies at the University of East London.

Introduction;

The Generational Shift;

Negotiating Family Relationships;

Becoming a Parent’s Parent;

Transitions to Care;

Life in a Residential Care Home;

The Death of Parents in Later Life;

Conclusions.