Understanding the social and cultural dimensions of family caregiving

Allan Kellehear

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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: A guide for health and social care professionals
Subtitle of host publicationA guide for health and social care professionals
EditorsPeter Hudson , Shelia Payne
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780199216901
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Community development
  • Family care
  • Health promotion
  • Palliative care
  • Public health
  • Service partnerships

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