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The Resource Family care of the elderly: social and cultural changes

Family care of the elderly: social and cultural changes

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Family care of the elderly: social and cultural changes
Title
Family care of the elderly: social and cultural changes
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The caregiving systems and institutions in all countries of the world are being constantly challenged as we experience myriad social and cultural changes. Family Care of the Elderly focuses upon these care systems and explores the consequences of cultural change upon traditional caregiving. The introductory chapter provides a theoretical framework for understanding the differences between the countries and identifies consistent trends. The chapters that follow are organized according to the degree of development of the countries presented, and address the following topics: traditional characteristics; societal changes; consequences of the changes; and responses to the changes. Specific issues addressed include programs and services supporting family caregiving; institutional care; perceived responsibilities by government, private sector, religion, family, etc.; and public policies affecting the elderly. Using this framework, the reader will easily compare the policies and programs within the various countries. A concluding chapter points to variations and similarities between countries and examines future implicationsv of a changing world and family caregiving
Cataloging source
UkLiU
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kosberg, Jordan I.
Series statement
Sage focus editions
Series volume
145
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Aged
Label
Family care of the elderly: social and cultural changes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An international perspective on family care of the elderly: an introductory overview -- Family care of the elderly in Ghana -- Family care of the elderly in Mexico -- Family care of the elderly in Thailand -- Family care of the elderly in China: changes and problems -- Family care of the elderly in Costa Rica -- Family care of the elderly in Egypt -- Family care of the elderly in Argentina: a context of crisis -- Family care of the elderly in Hong Kong -- Family care of the elderly in Israel -- Family care of the elderly in Australia -- Family care of the elderly in Greece -- Family care of the elderly in Japan -- Family care of the elderly in the United States: an issue of gender differences? -- Family care of the elderly in Austria -- Family care of the elderly in Great Britain -- Family care of the elderly in Sweden -- Family care of the elderly: unique and common features
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 317 pages
Isbn
9780803942806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Family care of the elderly: social and cultural changes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An international perspective on family care of the elderly: an introductory overview -- Family care of the elderly in Ghana -- Family care of the elderly in Mexico -- Family care of the elderly in Thailand -- Family care of the elderly in China: changes and problems -- Family care of the elderly in Costa Rica -- Family care of the elderly in Egypt -- Family care of the elderly in Argentina: a context of crisis -- Family care of the elderly in Hong Kong -- Family care of the elderly in Israel -- Family care of the elderly in Australia -- Family care of the elderly in Greece -- Family care of the elderly in Japan -- Family care of the elderly in the United States: an issue of gender differences? -- Family care of the elderly in Austria -- Family care of the elderly in Great Britain -- Family care of the elderly in Sweden -- Family care of the elderly: unique and common features
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 317 pages
Isbn
9780803942806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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