Understanding Family Care: A Multidimensional Model of Caring and Coping

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Based on several years research conducted by the authors, Understanding Family Care integrates a number of theories and perspectives in order to provide a more holistic understanding of the needs of carers. Emphasis is placed on providing a balanced picture which recognizes both the burdens and satisfactions of caring, in addition to the coping efforts that carers employ. A new longitudinal model of caring is described and the various stages and processes are explored. Although the focus is primarily on the carer...
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Based on several years research conducted by the authors, Understanding Family Care integrates a number of theories and perspectives in order to provide a more holistic understanding of the needs of carers. Emphasis is placed on providing a balanced picture which recognizes both the burdens and satisfactions of caring, in addition to the coping efforts that carers employ. A new longitudinal model of caring is described and the various stages and processes are explored. Although the focus is primarily on the carer the perspectives of the cared-for person are not ignored and a model is presented which aids the integration of disparate viewpoints. In addition to theoretical and methodological debates, implications for policy and practice are fully explored. Understanding Family Care is recommended reading for practitioners and managers in the health and social services, as well as students of social science, nursing, gerontology and social work.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780335195732
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 12/1/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgment
Introduction: Family Caregiving - The Need for a Multidimensional Approach 1
1 Caring in Context 7
2 Towards a More Holistic Conceptualization of Caring 28
3 Stress and Coping: Implications for Family Caregiving 52
4 Satisfactions of Caring: The Neglected Dimension 82
5 Family Caregiving: A Temporal Perspective 107
6 Integrating Perspectives 133
7 Reaching the End Or a New Beginning? 146
Appendices 161
References 166
Index 184
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