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JIMENEZ RUIZ, Ismael  and  MOYA NICOLAS, María. The family caregiver: the naturalized sense of obligation in women to be caregivers. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2018, vol.17, n.49, pp.420-447.  Epub Dec 14, 2020. ISSN 1695-6141.

Increasement of chronic diseases and number of dependent people as a consecuence of the aging of the population is a fact and also that women are the main providers in family care. Therefore, the objetive of this study is to show how women accept their role as a cultural obligation because of their sex. It is a qualitative investigation based on a grounded theory descriptive type. Nine participants were interviewed. They were informed of the study and gave their consent. Obtained results suggest six categories: sharing family care tasks, decision making, unreal help sensation and proper family care tasks distribution, women cultural and moral obligation in family care, women acceptation of their roles as a caregivers. The main conclusion of the article is how society accepts women obligation in family are without consensus.

Keywords : Family caregiver; women; caring.

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