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Provides an overview on the status of professional caregiving in the United States
Examines the psychological aspects of caregiving on professionals and family members
Offers a lifespan, human development perspective on caregiving in late life
Examines physical and mental health issues that affect caregivers
Explores the public health contributions and public policy issues surrounding caregiving
Effective, meaningful caregiving requires a well-coordinated and informed effort guided by various highly skilled specialists across several interrelated professions, including psychologists, social workers, and occupational therapists. Multidisciplinary Coordinated Caregiving addresses the information needs of these interrelated professionals, contributing to the direct care of individuals and serving as an essential resource for those who ultimately create collaborative approaches to contemporary caregiving plans. In addition, the volume provides a wealth of evidence-based research findings to facilitate ongoing dialogue about multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on and interventions for the complex challenge of caregiving in America.
Key areas of coverage include:
The status of professional caregiving in the United States.
Nursing perspectives on the state of family caregiving.
Psychological aspects of caregiving.
A human development, lifespan perspective on caregiving during late life.
Public health contributions to caregiving.
Multidisciplinary Coordinated Caregiving offers a wealth of insights for those researchers, practitioners, and graduate students who seek to optimize the care of individuals across such fields as psychology, social work, public health, geriatrics and gerontology, and medicine as well as public and educational policy making.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Anthropology of caregiving - Caregiving community models - Caregiving in late life - Caregiving, families, and social change - Discipline-specific professional caregiving - Health communication and caregiving research