Understanding the social and cultural dimensions of family caregiving

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Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of the key social and cultural dimensions that now influence family carers working in the field of palliative care. It reviews the main social and cultural dimensions of family care and summarizes the background, qualifiers and mediating factors that influence caring in the modern world today. It argues for a public health response to family care that goes beyond direct service provision and suggests that health promotion, community development and service partnerships are crucial to enhancing and supporting family carers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFamily Carers in Palliative Care
Subtitle of host publicationA guide for health and social care professionals
EditorsPeter Hudson, Sheila Payne
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter2
Pages21-36
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780191730252
ISBN (Print)9780199216901
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes

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