With the projected growth in caregivers due to the aging population, it is important to better understand how this role is experienced by males, especially males who are of Latino ancestry. This study examined research questions centering on how Latino males cope with the stressors of personal caregiving of a loved one and the strengths they find from performing these tasks. Using qualitative research methodology, the researcher conducted in-depth, face-to-face interviews with fourteen Latino male caregivers who resided throughout the greater Southern California area. Findings showed that these caregivers were able to cope through the use of spiritual support and family assistance. These men also found inner strength through prayer and the development of greater patience and compassion toward their chronically-ill loved one. These results can help social workers to understand how to help male caregivers in the Latino community by developing interventions that show cultural sensitivity to Latino males.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Hispanic American studies|
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