Open in a separate window. The in-depth interview sample included 90 individuals in 45 couples: Retrieved from " https: Understanding how same-sex and different-sex spouses interact around illness is particularly important because of health disparities for sexual minority compared to heterosexual populations Institute of Medicine Findings suggested that among both patients and care providers within same-sex and different-sex marriages, men generally engaged in more minimizing of illness and consequently expected and provided less care work. Over the past decade, there have been sweeping, cross-denominational developments, but the matter remains fraught for many Jewish institutional leaders.
Rabbi Scheim said there was much greater push-back 30 years ago when women first became ordained as rabbis.
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Prior studies highlight gender inequality within heterosexual marriage, indicating that women provide more care than men and are also more burdened by that care Pinquart and Sorensen What did your spouse do that was unhelpful during this time? Laity voted to take note by to 83 with four abstentions. See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. However, in contrast to lesbian spouses, heterosexual women often described a very different illness approach than their spouse. However, the motion was rejected by clergy at the General Synod who voted to 93 against. For the in-depth interview sample, we recruited spouses aged 40 to 60, legally married for at least seven years at the time of the interviews —and residing in Massachusetts.
The Role of Health. I was there as much as I could be to make her comfortable, but I still had to go to work. Playwright wins prize for new take on Theresienstadt. Despite a significant literature on both caregiving and illness experiences within marriage, our understanding of how gender shapes relationship dynamics during periods of illness is incomplete. Our analysis suggests that caring for a sick spouse is more low-key, less time-intensive, and less emotionally intensive for men than women and this may reduce the stress of illness and care work for men.