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SKU# 9780826102669

A Guide for Those Who Give Care and Those Who Receive it

Author: Victoria Bumagin MSSW, Kathryn Hirn MA


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Chock-full of descriptive case examples, this clearly written text is a must-read for social workers, nurses, and gerontologists. By focusing on the various facets of the caregiving experience--from the caregiver's perspective to those who receive care--the authors sensitize you to the ways in which caregiving is affected by the conditions, personalities, capabilities, and wishes of both the caregivers and the care recipients. Chapters explore the range of care receivers from frail elderly to young children, and the difference in caregiving styles and options. Also addressed are issues related to resistance to care, claims of self-determination, and necessity of intervention.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 03, 2006
  • Page Count 328
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826102669
  • EISBN 9780826104915

Table of Contents 

    Part I: Caregiving in the Social Context
  1. Determinants and Conditions of Caregiving
  2. Who Are the Care Recipients?
  3. Who Are the Caregivers?
  4. When is it Time to Provide Care?

  5. Part II: The Caregiving Experience
  6. Balancing the Scale
  7. Emotional Pitfalls

  8. Part III: Social Impact of Caregiving
  9. The Caregiver Burden Paradigm
  10. In-Home Services As Respite
  11. Caregiving Within the Health and Social Care Systems
  12. When Caregiving Ends

  13. References