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)

"First published in 2000 and now substantially updated, Always on Call provides 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…  See more details below

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"First published in 2000 and now substantially updated, Always on Call provides 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." Designed for family caregivers, health professionals, administrators, pastoral care providers, policymakers, patient and caregiver advocates, and human resource professionals, Always on Call is an essential book for understanding the current realities of family caregiving. Equally important, it builds a compelling case for change.

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

Foreword
1Introduction : the many worlds of family caregivers1
2First my mother, then my aunt : a caregiver's diary of Alzheimer's disease23
3A crisis of caregiving, a crisis of faith34
4Learning to be a caregiver, trying to be a brother45
5Pushing the boundaries in assisted living : failures in caring54
6Family caregiving : both sides now66
7Bringing up Alex : a parent becomes an advocate77
8The courage of caring87
9The loneliness of the long-term caregiver99
10From sadness to pride : seven common emotional experiences of caregiving111
11Caregiving and the workplace126
12The financial impact of caregiving136
13Social workers, the health care team, and caregiver advocacy149
14The trouble with families : toward an ethic of accommodation166
15'Til death do us part : family caregiving at the end of life176
16Caregiving on the public policy agenda193
17The visiting doctors program : bringing care home208
18Windows to the heart : a family-centered hospital unit for dementia patients221
19Connecting caregivers through technology235
20On the quest for resources : a guide for caregivers and professionals253

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