Offers support to caregivers of the elderly, covering everything from understanding the physical and mental changes of aging to handling finances, making medical decisions, getting help, and dealing with end-of-life issues.
Although caregiving is predominantly women's work, care for the elderly is largely absent from the feminist agenda in this country. Emily K. Abel presents a compelling and sensitive report that describes the experience of caregiving from the perspective of adult daughters. She places their stories in the context of an analysis of existing policies and services for the elderly and traces the history of family caregiving in the U.S. since 1800. Through in-depth, open-ended interviews with 51 women who were caring for one or both parents, Abel explores how caregivers themselves understand their endeavors. Poignant excerpts from these interviews reveal the overwhelming sense of responsibility that these women feel for their parents' lives, how they protect their parents' dignity, and the isolation and lack of support that is faced in these homecare situations. While policy analysts speak of "filial responsibility," Abel allows the adult daughters to interpret its meaning in heart-rending detail. In her examination of how public policies affect the nature of caregiving at home, Abel argues that the amount of care women deliver to elderly relatives is determined not only by demographic trends but by the inadequacies of the long-term care system in the U.S. Author note: Emily K. Abel is Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has published several books and is co-editor (with Margaret K. Nelson) of Circles of Care: Work and Identity in Women's Lives.
"Work and Caring for the Elderly directly addresses the pressing issues of this worldwide dilemma by examining how 11 geographically dispersed countries in various stages of economic and social development are responding to this challenging problem.
This thesis focuses on the care provided by the spouse and children and tries to answer 3 questions : Who is receiving family care ? What are the characteristics of the received care ? How do they evolve over time...
This multi-academic perspective on contemporary environmental issues reminds us of our oneness with the natural world and what that calls us to as moral creatures. Fashioned as a series of stories based on the model of biblical narrative, these seemingly multivalent voices and perspectives are joined together with biblical stories, references, and theological reflection to create in All Creation Is Groaning a seamless story that is both provocative and revelatory. All Creation Is Groaning provides a clear vision of living life in a sacred universe. This vision is linked to the biblical vision of justice and righteousness for all of creation, and humankind?s responsibility to hasten the vision through a call to ethical practice. Critical and hermeneutical, this book reflects an interdisciplinary approach so as to ?build bridges of understanding between the Bible and contemporary disciplines.? Chapters are ?Stories from the Heart,? ?New Ways of Knowing and Being Known,? ?An Islamic Perspective on the Environment,? ?Christian Values, Technology, and the Environment Crisis,? ?Feeding the Hungry and Protecting the Environment,? ?Mental Cartography in a Time of Environmental Crisis,? ?Toward an Understanding of International Geopolitics and the Environment,? ?Sustainability: An Eco-Theological Analysis,? ?The Stewardship of Natural and Human Resources,? ?Development of Environmental Responsibility in Children,? ?An Ecological View of Elders and Their Families: Needs for the Twenty-First Century,? ?Symphonies of Nature: Creation and Re-creation,? ?A Sense of Place,? and ?Hope Amidst Crisis: A Prophetic Vision of Cosmic Redemption.? ?Editors and contributors should be commended for the daring contribution to a volume that can be formidably used at undergraduate institutions where students experience firsthand the variety of disciplines and subjects represented in this volume.? Ecotheology"Fourteen essays, each of which could stand alone, are drawn together and unified by means of a biblical passage chosen and theological reflection written specifically for each chapter." Commonweal ?We are deeply in the debt of this impressive collegium. The book is of value for its parts, and more so in the clarity with which its sum is more than its parts.? Walter Brueggemann Columbia Theological Seminary". . . these essays knit the university together in an interconnected community of discourse that itself witnesses to seeing creation as an interconnected community of life. The result is an impressive contribution to growing ecological consciousness and concern.? Rosemary Radford Ruether"All Creation Is Groaning is . . . a magnificent resource, which approaches commitment to the Earth from an astonishing variety of perspectives, yet offers a common faith-filled view which inspires hope and commitment.? Denis Edwards Flinders University". . . this collection of essays is a unique example of the marvelous insights that can be achieved from an interdisciplinary venture that weaves together rather than compartmentalizes perspectives of theology and philosophy, literature and the arts, physical and social sciences, and business. What a wonderful way to learn about the marvelous work of which we are a part.? Dianne Bergant, C.S.A. Catholic Theological Union
This eighth edition of Dr Reichel's formative text remains the go-to guide for practicing physicians and allied health staff confronted with the unique problems of an increasing elderly population. Fully updated and revised, it provides a practical guide for all health specialists, emphasizing the clinical management of the elderly patient with simple to complex problems. Featuring four new chapters and the incorporation of geriatric emergency medicine into chapters. The book begins with a general approach to the management of older adults, followed by a review of common geriatric syndromes, and proceeding to an organ-based review of care. The final section addresses principles of care, including care in special situations, psychosocial aspects of our aging society, and organization of care. Particular emphasis is placed on cost-effective, patient-centered care, including a discussion of the Choosing Wisely campaign. A must-read for all practitioners seeking practical and relevant information in a comprehensive format.
1. Introduction : global variations in the political and social economy of care : worlds apart? / Shahra Razavi and Silke Staab -- 2. Democratic care politics in an age of limits / Joan Tronto -- 3. Advanced economy, modern welfare state and traditional care regimes : the case of Switzerland / Mascha Madörin, Brigitte Schnegg and Nadia Baghdadi -- 4. The struggle against familialism : reconfiguring the care diamond in Japan / Emiko Ochiai ... [et al.] -- 5. The boss, the worker, his wife and no babies : South Korean political and social economy of care in a context of institutional rigidities / Ito Peng -- 6. Beyond maternalism? : the political and social organization of childcare in Argentina / Valeria Esquivel and Eleonor Faur -- 7. The limits of family and community care : challenges for public policy in Nicaragua / Juliana Martinez-Franzoni and Koen Voorend -- 8. Care in South Africa : a legacy of family disruption / Debbie Budlender and Francie Lund -- 9. Unpaid and overstretched : coping with HIV et AIDs in Tanzania / Debbie Budlender and Ruth Meena -- 10. Between the state, market and family : structures, policies and practices of care in India / Rajni Palriwala and Neetha N. -- 11. Claims and frames in the making of care policies / Fiona Williams -- 12. Harmonizing global care policy? : care and the commission on the status of women / Kate Bedford -- 13. The globalisation of paid care labour migration : dynamics, impacts and policy / Nicola Yeates.
Request a FREE 30-day online trial to this title at www.sagepub.com/freetrial What is unique about the process in the discussion of healthcare and interventions to use when working with families? What assessment tools provide guidance for healthcare providers as they determine interventions for families in their care? What are the changing dimensions of contemporary family life, and what impact do those dimensions have on health promotion for families? How is family healthcare changing in terms of practices, delivery systems, costs and insurance coverage? Students are able to explore these questions and more in the Encyclopedia of Family Health. Approximately 350 signed articles written by experts from such varied fields as health and nursing, social and behavioral sciences, and policy provide authoritative, cross-disciplinary coverage. Entries examine theory, research and policy as they relate to family practice in a manner that is accessible and jargon-free. From 'Adolescent Suicide' and 'Alternative Therapies' to 'Visitation during Hospitalization' and 'Weight Problems and Genetics', this work provides coverage of a variety of issues within a family context. The Encyclopedia of Family Health provides a comprehensive summary of theory, research, practice, and policy on family health and wellness promotion for students and researchers.