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Always on call : when illness turns families into caregivers

Author: Carol Levine; United Hospital Fund of New York.
Publisher: Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated and expanded edView all editions and formats
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"First published in 2000 and now substantially updated, Always on Call provides an intimate look at the world of family caregiving. The compelling narratives by caregivers capture the intensity of the caregiving experience, while chapters by noted health care professionals, many of whom speak of their own experiences, analyze the impact of caregiving, urge more professional advocacy on behalf of caregivers, and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Always on call.
Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607480037
Online version:
Always on call.
Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)609045546
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Levine; United Hospital Fund of New York.
ISBN: 0826514618 082651460X 9780826514608 9780826514615
OCLC Number: 56066313
Notes: "A United Hospital Fund Book."
Description: xii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the many worlds of family caregivers / Carol Levine --
First my mother, then my aunt : a caregiver's diary of Alzheimer's disease / Carol Ann Young --
A crisis of caregiving, a crisis of faith / Rabbi Gerald I. Wolpe --
Learning to be a caregiver, trying to be a brother / Timothy J. Sweeney --
Pushing the boundaries in assisted living : failures in caring / Robert L. Kane and Joan C. West --
Family caregiving : both sides now / Jane Bendetsen --
Bringing up Alex : a parent becomes an advocate / Kathryn Cooper Corley --
The courage of caring / Gladys González-Ramos --
The loneliness of the long-term care giver / Carol Levine --
From sadness to pride : seven common emotional experiences of caregiving / Barry J. Jacobs. Caregiving and the workplace / Gail Gibson Hunt --
The financial impact of caregiving / Donna L. Wagner --
Social workers, the health care team, and caregiver advocacy / Terry Altilio and Raymond L. Rigoglioso --
The trouble with families : toward an ethic of accommodation / Carol Levine and Connie Zuckerman --
'Til death do us part : family caregiving at the end of life / Connie Zuckerman --
Caregiving on the public policy agenda / Lynn Friss Feinberg --
The visiting doctors program : bringing care home / Shoshanna Korn-Meyer, Lili Toborg, and Jeremy Boal --
Windows to the heart : a family-centered hospital unit for dementia patients / Jeffrey N. Nichols --
Connecting caregivers through technology / Andrea Y. Hart --
On the quest for resources : a guide for caregivers and professionals / Alexis Kuerbis, with Andrea Y. Hart.
Responsibility: edited by Carol Levine.
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Combining powerful personal stories with astute analysis and recommendations, ""Always on Call"" reveals the hidden struggles of the more than 25 million family caregivers in the United States.  Read more...

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Always on Call... provides useful advice to anyone who ever has been or will be a family caregiver, and it adds insights and policy suggestions that should enrich the broader healthcare debate in Read more...

 
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