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Family relationships and advance care planning: do supportive and critical relations encourage or hinder planning?
OBJECTIVES The effectiveness of advance care planning (ACP) may depend on family members' understanding of patient preferences. However, we know of no studies that explore the association betweenExpand
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Women’s Romantic Relationships After Widowhood
This study examines decisions women make about their romantic lives after widowhood. Participants were women from the Americans’ Changing Lives survey, a nationwide random sample of 3,617 AmericansExpand
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The importance of feeling understood in marital conversations about end-of-life health care
  • S. Moorman
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of social and personal relationships
  • 1 February 2011
This study investigates processes within marital discussions about end-of-life medical treatment preferences. The associations among marital quality, the perception of having been understoodExpand
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Sexual Behavior in Later Life
Objectives: This research tests the influences of age, biological, and psychosocial factors on sexual expression in later life. Method: The American Association of Retired Persons Modern MaturityExpand
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Spouses' effectiveness as end-of-life health care surrogates: accuracy, uncertainty, and errors of overtreatment or undertreatment.
PURPOSE We document the extent to which older adults accurately report their spouses' end-of-life treatment preferences, in the hypothetical scenarios of terminal illness with severe physical painExpand
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Do Older Adults Know Their Spouses' End-of-Life Treatment Preferences?
When terminally ill patients become mentally incapacitated, their surrogates often make treatment decisions in collaboration with health care providers. The authors examined how surrogates' errors inExpand
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Medically complex home care and caregiver strain.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY To examine (a) whether the content of caregiving tasks (i.e., nursing vs. personal care) contributes to variation in caregivers' strain and (b) whether the level of complexity ofExpand
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Solidarity in the Grandparent-Adult Grandchild Relationship and Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Grandparent-adult grandchild relationships are becoming longer and more common, and therefore potentially more influential in the lives of individuals. This study examined theExpand
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Dyadic perspectives on marital quality and loneliness in later life
Previous research on married couples has indicated that loneliness, an unrealized desire for close relationships, can affect even partnered adults. In addition to individual perceptions of theExpand
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End-of-life planning in a family context: does relationship quality affect whether (and with whom) older adults plan?
OBJECTIVES Medical professionals typically approach advance care planning (ACP) as an individual-level activity, yet family members also may play an integral role in making decisions about olderExpand
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