Caregiving Across the Lifespan

Research • Practice • Policy

  • Ronda C. Talley
  • Rhonda J.V. Montgomery

Part of the Caregiving: Research • Practice • Policy book series (CARE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Caregiving from Birth Through Adolescence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ronda C. Talley, Rhonda J. V. Montgomery
      Pages 3-10
    3. David A. Mrazek
      Pages 11-20
    4. Jan Blacher, Kristin Abbott Feinfield
      Pages 21-46
    5. Deryl F. Bailey, Mary Bradbury-Bailey
      Pages 61-77
  3. Issues for Caregivers of Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-80
    2. Charles W. Given, Barbara A. Given, Paula Sherwood, Danielle DeVoss
      Pages 81-103
    3. Judith G. Gonyea
      Pages 105-130
    4. Rhonda J. V. Montgomery, Karl D. Kosloski
      Pages 131-156
    5. Rhonda J. V. Montgomery, Ronda C. Talley
      Pages 177-182
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 183-185

About this book


 Most scholars do not consider the long-term nature of caregiving, but rather focus on a specific developmental period (e.g., old age) or a specific disability (e.g., cancer). Yet the most important lessons about caregiving may occur at any age, regardless of disabilities or other limitations.  Caregiving is a lifelong process. It begins in a mother’s womb, continues throughout the lifespan, and ends after death. Caregiving Across the Lifespan emphasizes caregiving as a process that occurs throughout one’s life. It discusses infant care, the developmental needs of children and adolescents, the many caregiving issues in adulthood and mid-life, and finally end-of-life care and bereavement.

Key coverage includes:

· Examining caregiving issues across a developmental perspective.

· Caregiving from infancy through early childhood through end of life.

· Mid-life and multigenerational bonds and responsibilities.

· Caregiver identity in older adults.

· Family caregiving at the end of life.

 This must-have volume offers a wealth of insights and ideas for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students across the caregiving fields, including psychology, social work, public health, geriatrics and gerontology, and medicine as well as public and education policy makers.


Caregiver identity for older adults Caregivers in early adulthood Caregiving during adolescence Caregiving in early childhood Caregiving in infancy Caregiving in middle childhood

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronda C. Talley
    • 1
  • Rhonda J.V. Montgomery
    • 2
  1. 1.Western Kentucky UniversityBowling GreenUSA
  2. 2., Dept. Social WorkUniversity of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeMilwaukeeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5552-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5553-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-340X
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-3418
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