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“These essays are exemplary in conceptualization, organization, and delivery. The messages are crystal clear, the readability superb. This book stands as a model of editorial excellence. The design of the volume is unique and responds well to a clear need in the subdiscipline of family violence, which remains fraught with diversity and dissention…. This piece of work is honest and effectively illuminates the growing pains of a very young and ideologically loaded subdiscipline that is anchored by an interdisciplinary and heterogeneous collection of smart people. Current Controversies on Family Violence is a powerful addition to the family violence literature. I recommend it as required reading for family violence courses. Gelles and Loseke are to be commended for their excellent idea, their ...

Elder Abuse Is Caused by the Perception of Stress Associated with Providing Care
Elder abuse is caused by the perception of stress associated with providing care
Suzanne K.Cook

Considerable research in the gerontology literature has documented the impact of stress associated with providing care to an elder. “Caught in the middle,” “the sandwich generation” (E. Brody, 1966, 1970), and “generationally inverse families” (Steinmetz, 1988; Steinmetz & Amsden, 1983) are phrases used to describe middle-aged caregivers who simultaneously are providing some level of care for aging parents as well as caring for their own children. As the caregiving responsibility for an elderly family member increasingly takes over the life of the caregiver, it is not unrealistic to expect some negative consequences. The title selected for a book ...

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