Clinical Sociology: Research and Practice

The Sociology of Caregiving

Authors: Bruhn, John G., Rebach, Howard M.

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  • Provides an overview of the growing complex issues of caregiving in the 21st Century in the US
  • Highlights the dynamics of caregiving that characterizes high quality care
  • Discusses the development of a new national model of healthcare with respect to caregiving policies and remaining barriers to care
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This volume conceptualizes caregiving as an emerging sociological issue involving complex and fluctuating roles. The authors contend that caregiving must be considered in the context of the life span with needs that vary according to age, developmental levels, mental health needs and physical health demands of both caregivers and care recipients. As the nature and functions of caregiving evolve it has become a critical and salient issue in the lives of individuals in all demographic, socioeconomic and ethnic categories. This volume frames caregiving as a sociological issue and addresses a number of central concerns, such as:

- Caregiving is a life span experience associated with aging and the roles of spouses and adult children.

- Caregiving involves a complex of social system variables that influence the social support and services to caregivers and care recipients.

- The nature of the relationship among family caregivers, professional caregivers and the care recipient are embedded in their interaction and dynamics influenced by the internal and external variables that inhibit or facilitate the care situation.

- How can caregiving be integrated with a public health agenda?

- What disparities or inequalities exist in caregiving and what are the barriers that sustain them?

- What community-based interventions need to be developed to improve caregiving?

About the authors

Howard M. Rebach and John G. Bruhn have collaborated on four texts (two for Plenum and two for Springer). In addition, they worked together on the journal Sociological Practice published by Plenum until a few years ago. The authors have a track record of providing quality, timely scholarship, which has been used in courses in sociology and related disciplines as evidenced by successful book sales.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Sociology of Caregiving
Authors
Series Title
Clinical Sociology: Research and Practice
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8857-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8857-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8856-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0622-1
Series ISSN
1566-7847
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 216
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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