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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family caregivers of relatives with chronic illness. The interaction between long-
term care policies and the growing dependent populations resulting from
improved medical technology and how these dynamics affect women as unpaid
43) cautions that although "taken together, all of the research on the physical
health effects of caregiving are suggestive," they should not be regarded as
conclusive ... Silliman (1984) also found that 75% of 89 family caregivers of
elderly stroke ...
When the shift of responsibility for care is temporary and minimal, respite services
may inadvertently imply that family caregivers, presumably refreshed by their
short breaks, will continue to be primarily responsible. Whether caring work is ...
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