Landscapes of Care: Comparative Perspectives on Family Caregiving

Landscapes of Care: Comparative Perspectives on Family Caregiving

by Andrew Power
     
 

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Given the increasing shift of care from state residential services to community-based support, this book examines the complex geographies of family caregiving for young adults with intellectual disabilities. It traces how family 'carers' are directly and indirectly affected by a broad array of law and policy, including family policy, disability legislation, and health

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Given the increasing shift of care from state residential services to community-based support, this book examines the complex geographies of family caregiving for young adults with intellectual disabilities. It traces how family 'carers' are directly and indirectly affected by a broad array of law and policy, including family policy, disability legislation, and health and community care restructuring policy. Each of these has material and institutional effects and is premised on the discourses, ideologies, and interactions in the state over time. Focusing on the welfare models of England, the US and Ireland, this book compares the welfare ideologies in each country and examines how the specific historical, cultural, and political contexts give rise to different landscapes of care and disability. Further, the book explores the unique lifeworlds of family carers of young adults with intellectual disability within the broader landscape of care in which they are situated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754679509
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 23.00(d)

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Andrew Power, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

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