Psychological Wellbeing of Elderly Caregivers

ArticleinJournal of Sustainable Development 1(2) · February 2009with38 Reads
DOI: 10.5539/jsd.v1n2p120 · Source: DOAJ
Abstract
In this article, the author reviews the concept “psychological wellbeing” from western and eastern perspective, and the concept of adult child caregiver, finally analysize several cases from psychological wellbeing perspective.
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