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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Many adults who are chronically mentally ill live a marginal existence in urban
settings, and they increasingly form the homeless population. Their marginality is
often a result of deinstitutionalization, a process that has moved adults with ...
The deinstitutionalization of mentally ill individuals without sufficient development
of alternative community-based systems of care led early on to a revolving-door
pattern of readmissions as discharged patients relapsed, and patients who had ...
The rhetoric of community care has moved from an emphasis on
deinstitutionalization in the 1960s to strategies for community involvement in the
1970s; in the 1980s and 1990s, care by the community has been conceptualized
as a less ...
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