Always on Call: When Illness Turns Families into Caregivers / Edition 2

Always on Call: When Illness Turns Families into Caregivers / Edition 2

by Carol Levine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826514618

ISBN-13: 9780826514615

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press (TN)

This book, first published in 2000 and now substantially updated, presents an intimate look at the world of family caregiving. The compelling narratives by caregivers capture the intensity of the caregiving experience, while chapters by noted health care professionals, many of whom speak of their own experiences, analyze the impact of caregiving, urge more

Overview

This book, first published in 2000 and now substantially updated, presents an intimate look at the world of family caregiving. The compelling narratives by caregivers capture the intensity of the caregiving experience, while chapters by noted health care professionals, many of whom speak of their own experiences, analyze the impact of caregiving, urge more professional advocacy on behalf of caregivers, and offer insightful suggestions for building partnerships for change and fostering improvement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826514615
Publisher:
Vanderbilt University Press (TN)
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Series:
A United Hospital Fund Book Ser.
Edition description:
Updated and Expanded Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


CONTENTS

Foreword
James R. Tallon, Jr.
1. Introduction: The Many Worlds of Family Caregivers
Carol Levine

Part I. VOICES OF FAMILY CAREGIVERS

2. First My Mother, Then My Aunt: A Caregiver's Diary of Alzheimer's Disease
Carol Ann Young

3. A Crisis of Caregiving, a Crisis of Faith
Rabbi Gerald I. Wolpe

4. Learning to Be a Caregiver, Trying to Be a Brother
Timothy J. Sweeney

5. Pushing the Boundaries in Assisted Living: Failures in Caring
Robert L. Kane and Joan C. West

6. Family Caregiving: Both Sides Now
Jane Bendetsen

7. Bringing Up Alex: A Parent Becomes an Advocate
Kathryn Cooper Corley

8. The Courage of Caring
Gladys González-Ramos

9. The Loneliness of the Long-Term Care Giver
Carol Levine

Part II. THE IMPACT OF CAREGIVING

10. From Sadness to Pride: Seven Common Emotional Experiences of Caregiving
Barry J. Jacobs

11. Caregiving and the Workplace
Gail Gibson Hunt

12. The Financial Impact of Caregiving
Donna L. Wagner

13. Social Workers, the Health Care Team, and Caregiver Advocacy
Terry Altilio and Raymond L. Rigoglioso

14. The Trouble with Families: Toward an Ethic of Accommodation
Carol Levine and Connie Zuckerman

15. 'Til Death Do Us Part: Family Caregiving at the End of Life
Connie Zuckerman

Part III. RESPONDING TO CAREGIVERS' NEEDS

16. Caregiving on the Public Policy Agenda
Lynn Friss Feinberg

17. The Visiting Doctors Program: Bringing Care Home
Shoshanna Korn-Meyer, Lili Toborg, and Jeremy Boal

18. Windows to the Heart: A Family-Centered Hospital Unit for Dementia Patients
Jeffrey N. Nichols

19. Connecting Caregivers through Technology
Andrea Y. Hart

Part IV. RESOURCES

20. On the Quest for Resources: A Guide for Caregivers and Professionals
Alexis Kuerbis

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