How can we make sense of the varying concepts of care and of the many forms care takes in practice? How can 'good' care be defined and evaluated?
This book draws upon a range of academic disciplines including sociology, social policy, psychology, history, geography, social work and nursing to address these questions. The authors consider whether shared meanings in the concept of care can still be found across differences of: family and paid care; health and social care; perspectives 'carer' and 'cared for'; and the experiences of different 'client' groups. Commonalities are identified in the form of concerns about personal empowerment, about choice and self-esteem and about the balance needed between independence, interdep
Table of Contents
Introduction - Ann BrechinLiving in Residential Care - Dorothy AtkinsonDiscovering the Present in Stories about the Past - John Adams, Joanna Bornat and Mary PrickettTerminal Care or Terminal Carelessness - Jeanne KatzYoung Carers - Stan Tucker and Penny LiddiardCare, Support or Something Else? - Jill Reynolds and Jan WalmsleyNormality and Disabling Care - John Swain and Sally FrenchTreatment or Tender Loving Care - Moyra SidellCaring in Place - Sheila M PeaceCaregiving,Carework and Professional Care - Celia DaviesThe Emergence of Care as a Policy - Julia JohnsonChanging Health Care - Linda J JonesWhat Makes for Good Care - Ann Brechin