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Essays in Developmental Psychology
Randall Summers, Charles Golden, Lisa Lashley, & Erica Ailes
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The term dependent care is an umbrella for several types of care regarding family members. One can be the caretaker for disabled children, disabled adult children, or elderly parents. It is expected of parents to perform a supportive role to make sure that children get the services they need from the appropriate health care professionals. Caring for children is only made more difficult when the child, or one of the children has a disability. It is becoming common practice for children with disabilities to be cared for at home in developing countries. Where the complex medical and physical needs of the child can be met in an environment that reduces the chance of disrupting the child’s life.
caretaker, dependent care, disabled adult children, disabled children, elderly parents, family functioning, sibling relationships
Lashley, L. K.,
Golden, C. J.
(2020). Dependent Care. Essays in Developmental Psychology.
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