that while national differences in supports to carers exist, generally, the supports available are often fragmented and inadequate. Supporting carers becomes even more urgent in the context of COVID-19. Supports normally available in the community (such as various forms of respite care for carers) may suddenly become unavailable. Older adults with serious illnesses or disabilities who normally reside in congregate settings such as long-term care (LTC) homes may need to reside with family members temporarily due to outbreaks in LTC homes. As we prepare for the
give or receive care ( Knijn and Kremer, 1997 ). At the heart of this exclusion is the value (or lack thereof) placed upon care and its association with the private domain. Tronto (1993) suggests that the inability to think of care outside of privatised and gendered terms is not a failure of care, but a constraint in the social contexts in which caring practices occur in society. Exclusionary practices particularly affect women with disabilities, whose parental rights are not always recognised. For many mothers with disabilities, especially those with intellectual
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As valuable as they might be, observational data are not just informational but can inspire (re)conceptualization and a view to empirical complexity. Following a discussion of ‘sensitizing concepts’, this chapter discusses how observations conducted in ethnographic fieldwork on disability and homelessness contributed to developing ideas that further sensitized our understanding of field material. In illustration, the chapter draws on two studies: my research team’s recent fieldwork on agency and authority in the circumstance of homelessness, and on my work on
Introduction Older adults living with disabilities in Canada often require assistance from a relative or friend (that is, a family carer) ( Kokorelias et al, 2020 ). Based on 2012 estimates, 13.7 per cent of the Canadian population (4.8 million Canadians) lived with disabilities ( Statistics Canada, 2013 ) and 28 per cent of the population (9.7 million Canadians) aged 15 and above provided unpaid care to a family member, friend or neighbour ( Fast, 2015 ). While 74 per cent of carers spent under ten hours per week on care, 10 per cent of them provided unpaid
This book’s striking message is that palliative care does not deliver on its aims to value people who are dying and make death and dying a natural part of life.
This book draws from wider social science perspectives and critically and specifically applies these perspectives to palliative care and its dominant medical model. Applying Social Role Valorisation, the author argues for the de-institutionalisation of palliative care and the development of an alternative framework to the approaches found in hospices, palliative care units and community-based palliative care services. He offers a new conceptualisation of death and loss that refines and expands modern understandings in a way that also resonates with traditional religious views concerning death.
Wide-ranging recommendations advise fundamental change in the concept of palliative care, the way support and services are organised and the day to day practice of palliative care.
Rethinking palliative care will be of interest to academics, students and practitioners in palliative care as well as those in disability, social policy, sociology, social work, religion, thanatology, nursing and other health related fields.
575 International Journal of Care and Caring • vol 2 • no 4 • 575–80 • © Policy Press 2018 Print ISSN 2397-8821 • Online ISSN 2397-883X • https://doi.org/10.1332/239788218X15411706605330 debates and issues ‘Special mothers’ in Ireland: gender, identity and the social construction of caring for a relative with an intellectual disability Mary Cronin, email@example.com National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland Gender balance in caring is heavily skewed towards women providing the majority of care. This is particularly evident in literature relating
Introduction Support coordination refers to assistance provided to effectively navigate and implement cohesive and collaborative services and supports across various systems and sectors. For people with disability and complex needs, it should optimise service provision coordination and reduce the risk of inadequate and inefficient services. If appropriately designed and performed, support coordination should lead to: better understanding of individual need; informed choices about appropriate providers; stronger relationships and communication with service
Our societies are ageing, and we need to identify sustainable and person-centred solutions for supporting frail older people in their homes.
Reablement offers a radical new integrated care approach which supports older people to regain and maintain functioning and independence. This interdisciplinary book provides an introduction to the remarkable if haphazard international growth in reablement policies and practices in aged care over the past twenty years.
Incorporating theoretical and empirical research, it considers benefits for clients and care workers, cost-saving potentials and reablement provision also for persons with dementia. Finally, the book reflects on key findings, challenges and the way forward for long-term care for older people.