Nursing and Family Caregiving

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Nursing and Family Caregiving

SKU# 9780826111296

Social Support and Nonsupport

Author: Anne Neufeld PhD, Margaret Harrison PhD


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Designated a Doody's Core Title!

[T]his text is a truly amazing microanalytic compendium of social support strategies in different family configurations, in different context and ethnic groups, and filling different types of needs.

--From the Foreword by Janice M. Morse, RN, PhD, FAAN

University of Utah

This book serves as an authoritative reference for health care practitioners and researchers concerned with mobilizing support for individuals caring for a disabled adult or child family member. The authors integrate numerous types of research to provide a comprehensive compendium of best practices for social support within vulnerable populations. This book provides a wealth of insight into the experience of family caregivers and describes the importance of support.

Nurses, practitioners, researchers, and professionals will find this book useful, as they provide care to patients, plan programs, or develop policies intended to assist family caregivers. Armed with this essential knowledge of the best methodological approaches to family caregiving, readers will have both the insight and tools to optimize caregiving across the range of hospices, treatment facilities, and home care.

Key Highlights:

Information on supportive interactions, reciprocity, and the obligations of social support
Illustrative examples of the supportive and nonsupportive interactions that real-life men and women caregivers have experienced
Discussions of social support from the informal social networks of kin and friends
Information on social support within minority populations, including the elderly, children, and immigrants

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 24, 2009
  • Page Count 288
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826111296
  • EISBN 9780826111302

Table of Contents 

1. Caregiving And Social Support
2. Supportive Interactions, Reciprocity And Obligation
3. Nonsupportive Interactions in Varied Caregiving Situations
4. Mobilizing Support from Family and Friends
5. Mobilizing Support from Professional Sources
6. Social Support and Caregiving in the Context of Migration
7. Becoming an Advocate in Response to Nonsupportive Interactions
8. A Guide to Support Facilitation
Introduction to Part 2 Methodological Approaches: Lessons Learned
9. Data Generation: Interactive Use of Genograms and Ecomaps
10. Using a Card Sort Technique in Data Generation
11. Facilitating Participation of a Vulnerable Group: Immigrant Women