Feminist perspectives on family care: policies for gender justice
Sage Pubications, 29 ago 1995 - 418 pagine
Today women find themselves playing an ever-increasing role in caring for older family members who are frail, developmentally disabled, or suffering from serious mental illness. While this has role of women as caregivers has been documented, the actual impact on the lives of women has remained largely unstudied. In this volume, the authors examine caregiving as a central feminist issue, looking at its impact on women socially, personally, and economically. The authors review how changing family structures, the changing economy and workforce, and the changing health care demands of needy adults have impacted on women's lives. They critique existing public and private policies, demonstrating a need for fundamental structural changes in social institutions and attitudes to improve the lives of women. Finally, they propose a social model of care that is oriented toward gender justice--recognition of the work of caring and its impact upon women socially, personally, and economically. For students, scholars and practitioners in the field of gerontology, gender studies, and social work, this book is a must.
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FUNDING MECHANISMS Medicare As a social insurance system, Medicare is
intended to provide financial protection against the costs of hospital, nursing
home, and physician care for people aged 65 and over. Although Medicare is a
Medicare reimbursement policies (Estes, Wood, & Lee, 1988). More stringent
cost-sharing provisions associated with Medicare through coinsurance,
deductibles, and the Part B premium have also increased the financial burden on
Medicare Whereas Medicaid most directly affects low-income women and
women of color, regardless of age or type of chronic disability, Medicare affects
primarily the elderly and their family caregivers. The major structural limitation of
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THE CHANGING SOCIETAL CONTEXT FOR CAREGIVING
Changing Health Care Needs and LongTerm
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