The Cultures of Caregiving: Conflict and Common Ground among Families, Health Professionals, and Policy Makers / Edition 1

The Cultures of Caregiving: Conflict and Common Ground among Families, Health Professionals, and Policy Makers / Edition 1

by Carol Levine
     
 

Carol Levine and Thomas H. Murray bring together accomplished physicians, nurses, social workers, and policy experts to examine the differences and conflicts (and sometimes common ground) between family caregivers and health care professionals—and to suggest ways to improve the situation. The Cultures of Caregiving provides needed answers in the

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Overview

Carol Levine and Thomas H. Murray bring together accomplished physicians, nurses, social workers, and policy experts to examine the differences and conflicts (and sometimes common ground) between family caregivers and health care professionals—and to suggest ways to improve the situation. The Cultures of Caregiving provides needed answers in the contemporary crisis of family caregiving for professionals and students in medical ethics, health policy, and such fields as primary care, geriatrics, oncology, nursing, and social work.

Johns Hopkins University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801887710
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
09/05/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Introduction : Caregiving as family affair : a new perspective on cultural diversity1
1Family caregivers and the health care system : findings from a national survey15
2On loving care and the persistence of memories : reflections of a grieving daughter35
3The weight of shared lives : truth telling and family caregiving47
4Family caregiving in New England : nineteenth-century community care gives way to twentieth-century institutions57
5Nurses and their changing relationships to family caregivers70
6The culture of home care : whose values prevail?87
7Explaining the paradox of long-term care policy : an example of dissonant cultures103
8Family caregivers in popular culture : ideals and reality in the movies113
9Integrating medicine and the family : toward a coherent ethic of care127
10Project DOCC : a parent-directed model for educating pediatric residents147
11Changing institutional culture : turning adversaries into partners155
Conclusion : Building on common ground171
Index183

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