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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4 Changing Health Care Needs and Long-Term Care Services We turn now to
examining the changing health and long-term care needs of three populations
with disabilities that are the focus of this book: the frail elderly, adults with mental
Low-technology nonmedical needs have been minimized, resulting in Medicare
funding for acute care needs and inappropriate application of expensive medical
care when social and psychological supportive services would be preferable ...
particularly for adults with chronic mental illness or developmental disabilities, is
a need frequently mentioned by ... SERVICE NEEDS Caregivers and their
dependent relatives cite needs requiring social care more frequently than those ...
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THE CHANGING SOCIETAL CONTEXT FOR CAREGIVING
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