Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Psychology | Education and Support Programs for Caregivers - Research, Practice, Policy

Education and Support Programs for Caregivers

Research, Practice, Policy

Toseland, Ronald W., Haigler, David H., Monahan, Deborah J. (Eds.)

2011, XVI, 165 p.

Available Formats:
eBook
Information

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.

 
$139.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-1-4419-8031-1

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF and EPUB

download immediately after purchase


learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items

Hardcover
Information

Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$179.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-1-4419-8030-4

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

Softcover
Information

Softcover (also known as softback) version.

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$179.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-1-4614-2813-8

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

    • Focuses on current and future practice, research, and policy issues in designing education and support programs for caregivers
    • Addresses issues of older caregivers and caregivers of younger persons
    • Provides methods for reaching out to difficult-to-serve caregivers

For many, caring for a chronically ill family member is “the right thing to do”, but it is also often a source of emotional hardship, physical stress, and social isolation. In response, skill-building, coping, and psychoeducational programs have emerged to help caregivers meet the changes and challenges in their – as well as the patients’ – lives.

Education and Support Programs for Caregivers reveals the diversity of the caregiver population as well as their experiences and needs, and it introduces an empirically solid framework for planning, implementing, and evaluating caregiver programs. The book synthesizes current trends, exploring the effectiveness of different types of programs (e.g., clinic, community, home based) and groups (e.g., peer, professional, self-help), and how supportive programs lead to improved care.

Coverage includes:

  • Improving service delivery of education and support programs to underserved caregivers.
  • Cultural, ethnic, and gender issues in conducting caregiver education and support groups.
  • Utilization patterns (e.g., a key to understanding service needs).
  • E-health, telehealth, and other technological developments in caregiver services.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness and sustainability of programs.
  • Recommendations for future practice, training, policy, and advocacy.

Education and Support Programs for Caregivers offers a wealth of insights and ideas for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students across the caregiving fields, including psychology, social work, public health, geriatrics and gerontology, and medicine as well as public and education policy makers.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Aging - Caregivers - Caregiving - Culture - Diversity - Education - Elderly - Ethnicity - Evidence-based - Families - Gender - Geriatrics - Gerontology - Health Care - Illness - Nursing - Palliative care - Public health - Public policy - RCI - Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving - Social Work - Support groups - Telehealth

Related subjects » Education & Language - Family & Geriatric Medicine - Medicine - Psychology - Social Policy / Labor / Population Economics - Social Sciences

Table of contents / Sample pages 

Popular Content within this publication 

 

Articles

Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Clinical Psychology.