Vol VIII, Issue 3 Date of Publication: July 02, 2023
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20529/IJME.2023.031

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Methodological challenges in studying the chronically ill elderly: Ethical need to include caregivers

Mala Ramanathan
Arsha Kochuvilayil
In low- and middle-income countries, caring for the elderly is a responsibility that is undertaken within households with minimal institutional support from the community or structural support from the state [1,2]. Usually, this responsibility is shared within the home, with the physical and emotional work of caring falling to the one who does not have too many extra-residential responsibilities. The gendered nature of caring responsibility is such that, usually it is women who are not in the formal or informal labour markets who share the responsibility [2,3].

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