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Abstract

Filial caregiving has significantly reduced nursing home admission for older relatives (LoSasso & Johnson, 2002). While much has been written about family caregiving stress, little has been written regarding ethical dimensions of filial (pertaining to a son or daughter) responsibility for older parents and their perception of moral demands.

    Therefore, this paper provides the following:
      An overview of the concept of family caregiving;
        A discussion of family characteristics; and
          An explication of ethical underpinnings and filial caregiver acceptance.

          The ethical challenge for health care providers and researchers is to explore with adult children the reasons given for persuading themselves to provide care. Discussion expands the awareness of the interrelationship between the nature of the prior filial relationship, image of caregiving, and ethical views that underscore acceptance of filial obligation.

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