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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It is in that spirit that we provide the broad parameters of a feminist model of
economic supports for caregivers. Such a model has gender justice as its goal,
achieved through structural change. Rather than setting up artificial dichotomies,
In doing so, we acknowledge that many of the current health care proposals,
including that of President Clinton, contain some components that correspond to
what we view as central to a feminist model. A feminist model of long-term care ...
Model demonstration projects that seek to develop a continuum of care across
systems and also test capitated managed care ... A FEMINIST MODEL OF LONG-
TERM CARE Drawing on plans currently before Congress as well as those being
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THE CHANGING SOCIETAL CONTEXT FOR CAREGIVING
Changing Health Care Needs and LongTerm
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