Profiles in Caregiving: The Unexpected Career / Edition 1

Profiles in Caregiving: The Unexpected Career / Edition 1

by Carol S. Aneshensel, Steven H. Zarit, Leonard I. Pearlin, Carol J. Whitlatch
     
 

More and more people are being pressed into service as caregivers for their siblings, parents, or spouses with Alzheimer's Disease or other dementia. With this caregiving role comes added stress and a difficult adjustment period for what begins as a part-time role and can become an unexpected career. Profile in Caregiving: The Unexpected Career is a

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More and more people are being pressed into service as caregivers for their siblings, parents, or spouses with Alzheimer's Disease or other dementia. With this caregiving role comes added stress and a difficult adjustment period for what begins as a part-time role and can become an unexpected career. Profile in Caregiving: The Unexpected Career is a practical source of information for anyone who teaches caregiving, acts as a caregiver, or studies caregiving. It is the first book that provides a research investigation into the factors associated with effective caregiving to dementia patients.
This landmark work traces the experience of husbands, wives, daughters, and sons in the caregiving role, identifying common stress factors and discussing how stress affects the caregiver's physical and emotional well-being.
Examines the five major phases of caregiving:
• Acquisition of role as caregiver
• In-home care
• Institutional care
• Bereavement (patient death)
• Social reintegration of caregiver
• Conceptualizes caregiving as a multistage career whose impact on the caregiver continues to be felt after in-home care has ceased.
• Based upon a longitudinal survey of a demographically diverse sample of principal caregivers over a three-year period
• Identifies caregivers who are most at-risk for adverse adaptation to the role
• Describes preventative and clinical intervention strategies
• Identifies post-care risk and issues

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780120595402
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
09/21/1995
Pages:
385
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Setting the Stage.
Caregiving Careers and Stress Processes.
An Empirical Inquiry into Caregiving.
The Organization of Stressors in the Lives of Caregivers.
The Natural History of Care-Related Stress.
Stress Proliferation.
The Containment of Care-Related Stressors.
The Transition to Institutional Care.
Adaptation Following Institutionalization.
The Timing and Settings of Patient Death.
Bereavement.
Clinical Interventions and Caregiving Careers.
Implications for Public Policy and Society.
A Review and Overview of Caregiving Careers.
The Care-Related Stress Process.
In Retrospect.
Closing Commentary.
References.
Index.

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