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Partnerships In Family Care, Sc : UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Social Welfare - Mike Nolan

Partnerships In Family Care, Sc

UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Social Welfare

Paperback Published: 1st August 2003
ISBN: 9780335212613
Number Of Pages: 320

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* What are the key features of partnerships between family and professional carers?
* How do partnerships change over time?
* What is needed to help create the best working partnerships?

Forging partnerships between service users, family carers and service providers is a key theme in both the policy and academic literatures. However, what such partnerships mean and how they can be created and sustained while responding to change over time, is far from clear.

This book considers how family and professional carers can work together more effectively in order to provide the highest quality of care to people who need support in order to remain in their own homes. It adopts a temporal perspective looking at key transitions in caregiving and suggests the most appropriate types of help at particular points in time.

It draws on both empirical and theoretical sources emerging from several countries and relating to a number of differing caregiving contexts in order to illustrate the essential elements of 'relationship-centred' care.

Partnerships in Family Care will be important reading for all health care students and professionals with an interest in community and home care for the ill, disabled, and elderly.

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Notes on contributorsp. x
Prefacep. xiii
Introduction: why another book on family care?p. 1
'Recognizing the need' and 'taking it on'p. 13
The dynamics of dementia: working together, working separately, or working alone?p. 15
Early interventions in dementia: carer-led evaluationsp. 33
Seeking partnerships between family and professional carers: stroke as a case in pointp. 50
'Working through it'p. 69
Quality care for people with dementia: the views of family and professional carersp. 72
Partnerships with families over the life coursep. 90
'I wasn't aware of that': creating dialogue between family and professional carersp. 108
Caring for people with dementia: working together to enhance caregiver coping and supportp. 128
Family care decision-making in later life: the future is now!p. 145
'Reaching the end' and 'a new beginning'p. 165
The evolving informal support networks of older adults with learning disabilityp. 167
Relatives' experiences of nursing home entry: meanings, practices and discoursep. 183
Placing a spouse in a care home for older people: (re)-constructing roles and relationshipsp. 199
Creating community: the basis for caring partnerships in nursing homesp. 218
Forging partnerships in care homes: the impact of an educational interventionp. 238
Conclusionp. 257
New directions for partnerships: relationship-centred carep. 257
Referencesp. 292
Indexp. 327
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ISBN: 9780335212613
ISBN-10: 0335212611
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Social Welfare
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st August 2003
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.4  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1