Show Summary Details
Page of

Male Patients and Their Male Caregivers 

Male Patients and Their Male Caregivers
Male Patients and Their Male Caregivers

Thomas O. Blank

, Lara Descartes

, and Marysol Asencio

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 21 September 2020

There is a dearth of literature on male-to-male caregiving relationships generally and almost none specific to cancer. Some prior studies have included male caregivers and/or male care recipients, but they have rarely separated out male–male dyads for analysis. Thus, without access to much research specific to male–male caregiving for cancer, this chapter draws on related and relevant literature, such as that on men caring for men with AIDS and interactions within prostate cancer support groups. These findings are used to describe what male–male caregiving may look like. A consideration of how female caregiving is typically foregrounded and valued in the caregiving literature is used to critique the current state of knowledge of male caregiving, and the large research gap in this field is identified.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.