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Care matters: Concepts, practice and research in health and social care

Brechin, Ann; Walmsley, Jan; Katz, Jeanne and Peace, Sheila eds. (1998). Care matters: Concepts, practice and research in health and social care. London: Sage.

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Abstract

This book draws upon a range of academic disciplines including sociology, social policy, psychology, history, geography, social work and nursing to address these questions. The authors consider whether shared meanings in the concept of care can still be found across differences of: family and paid care; health and social care; perspectives `carer' and `cared for'; and the experiences of different `client' groups. Commonalities are identified in the form of concerns about personal empowerment, about choice and self-esteem and about the balance needed between independence, interdependence and dependency. What also emerges is the relevance of such issues for those giving as well as receiving care.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 1998 Sage
ISBN: 0-7619-5566-6, 978-0-7619-5566-5
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Item ID: 20535
Depositing User: Katy Gagg
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010 12:15
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:50
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20535
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