Psychological Wellbeing of Elderly Caregivers

Journal of Sustainable Development 02/2009; 1(2). DOI: 10.5539/jsd.v1n2p120
Source: DOAJ


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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