New Directions to Advance Family Caregiving Research. By: Hepburn, Ken; Siegel, Elena O. Gerontologist. 2020 Supplement, Vol. 60, pS1-S4. 4p.

This supplement describes the content, processes, and outcomes of the Research Priorities in Caregiving Summit convened by the Family Caregiving Institute (FCI) at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis in March 2018. As described in the editorial introduction and the supplement’s four papers, the summit sought to integrate and cross-pollenate the already compendious work on family caregiving to describe ways forward in the field. Thought-provoking commissioned synthesizing papers on issues of heterogeneity and trajectories of caregiving and its cultural embeddedness and on the potential of technology to shape and enhance caregiving interventions set the stage for a highly disciplined, multistaged process that resulted in the drafting of a set of research themes and priorities that were later finalized by faculty at the FCI.