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Talking about Care: Two Sides to the Story
     

Talking about Care: Two Sides to the Story

by Liz Forbat
 

Despite its familiarity, the realities of care are both complex and contested. This book offers a unique approach to scrutinising the co-existence of both care and abuse in relationships. It demonstrates ways of increasing critical reflexivity when working with people involved in difficult care relationships. The book emphasises that when talking about care, we

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Despite its familiarity, the realities of care are both complex and contested. This book offers a unique approach to scrutinising the co-existence of both care and abuse in relationships. It demonstrates ways of increasing critical reflexivity when working with people involved in difficult care relationships. The book emphasises that when talking about care, we need to care about talk.Discourse analysis is introduced as a method of investigating relationships, policy and literature in informal care. Analytic tools are considered alongside case-studies to illustrate how both carer and caree construct their relationship and account for difficulties with each other.

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This book illuminates the world of care and family relationships. Individual voices speak loud and clear about the multifaceted world of care. Forbat's analysis is neither sentimental nor partial. It will equip practitioners with an understanding of the hidden depths and strengths of care relationships. Jill Manthorpe, Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King's College London

... this is an important book and one that should be read by researchers and teachers in dementia care. Its importance lies in its topicality and its argument that a polarization and dichotomy has occured between carees and carers. Dementia

Talking about Care makes an important contribution to social constructionist research into care relationships ... and an excellent illustration of what a discursive approach can offer to the study and practice of informal and family care ... This book should be required reading for practitioners, trainees, advanced level students, academics and researchers within health and social care and related disciplines as well as those seeking to develop critical reflexivity in the theory and practice care. Ageing and Society

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861346216
Publisher:
Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date:
01/12/2005
Pages:
211
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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Liz Forbat, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, University of Edinburgh

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