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Female Caregivers to Female Cancer Survivors 

Female Caregivers to Female Cancer Survivors
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Female Caregivers to Female Cancer Survivors
Author(s):

Ulrike Boehmer

, Melissa A. Clark

, and Lisa Fredman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190462253.003.0005
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date: 06 July 2020

In this chapter, the authors focus on adult female caregivers performing informal caregiving tasks to adult females diagnosed with cancer. The authors limit discussion to a binary definition of gender, whereas Chapter 11 addresses gender minorities, including transwomen caregivers and transgender care recipients. The authors present national data on adult caregivers and describe the characteristics of female-to-female caregivers. They present a theoretical model for evaluating the impact of female-to-female cancer caregiving and review interventions that are relevant to this group of caregivers. While female caregiver to female patient is the most prevalent caregiver–patient combination, there is mostly an absence of same-gender effects on cancer caregiving and interventions.

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