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What Works in Foster Care?: Key Components of Success From the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study

Peter J. Pecora, Ronald C. Kessler, Jason Williams, A. Chris Downs, Diana J. English, James White, and Kirk O'Brien

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195175912
eISBN:
9780199865628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book reports the findings from the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study, which examined outcomes for adults who were placed in family foster care as children. The primary research questions were ... More


Study Background, Rationale, and Participating Agencies

Peter J. Pecora, Ronald C. Kessler, Jason Williams, A. Chris Downs, Diana J. English, James White, and Kirk O'Brien

in What Works in Foster Care?: Key Components of Success From the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195175912
eISBN:
9780199865628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter begins by presenting data on the number of youth in care in the United States and how long they receive services. Next come a description of family foster care and a summary of the ... More


Family carers and social difference

Kelli I. Stajduhar

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0059
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The rising number of people facing old age makes it likely that serious chronic and life-limiting illness will be a dominant challenge for health care delivery in the next half-century. Family carers ... More


Issues in Measuring Family Care Needs and Satisfaction

Russell K. Portenoy and Eduardo Bruera

in Issues in Palliative Care Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195130652
eISBN:
9780199999842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130652.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Findings specific to family care needs indicate that families have needs in two domains: concerns about patient care and specific requirements of their own. A consistent theme in the family needs ... More


Family-centred Care: Psychosocial Care for the Marginalized

Philip J Larkin

in Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199216420
eISBN:
9780191730306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216420.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter recommends the adoption of the so-called family-centred care approach to provide psychosocial care for the marginalized. It explains that family-centred care offers an approach to the ... More


Growing Old in Egypt: The Supply and Demand of Care for Older Persons

Thomas Boggatz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774164552
eISBN:
9781617970412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164552.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book provides a new study of Egypt's resources for elder care, and an exploration of the cultural and social attitudes that impact this ever-increasing need in modern society. The Egyptian ... More


Positive aspects of caring

Mike Nolan

in Chronic and Terminal Illness: new perspectives on caring and carers

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631671
eISBN:
9780191730191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631671.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The literature on family care has grown over the last thirty years but much of the dynamics of family care has not yet been fully understood. The study of family care often suffered from two ... More


Understanding the social and cultural dimensions of family caregiving

Allan Kellehear

in Family Carers in Palliative Care: A guide for health and social care professionals

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199216901
eISBN:
9780191730252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216901.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

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 ... More


Being a carer

Sheila Payne and Caroline Ellis-Hill

in Chronic and Terminal Illness: new perspectives on caring and carers

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631671
eISBN:
9780191730191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631671.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter gives a brief introduction to the concepts of social support and social relations within the context of psychological work to provide a wider theoretical background for the succeeding ... More


The importance of family carers in end-of-life care: A public health approach

Allan Kellehear

in A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599400
eISBN:
9780191739170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0096
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter reviews the key social and cultural dimensions that influence family carers, also noting how less recognized influences, such as hidden relationships, might be important influences on ... More


Adult Foster Care and Adult Family Care

Vera Prosper

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0062
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter discusses adult foster care (AFC) programs. AFC homes, as a community-integrated, small, family-based housing and care option, can satisfy the goals of several confluent happenings: (a) ... More


In the Care of Strangers

Ann Weick

in Handbook of Community-Based Clinical Practice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195159226
eISBN:
9780199893843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159226.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Communities and Organizations

This chapter begins with a discussion of the meanings of care, the increasing development of non-family-based systems of care, the nature of social care, and communities of care. It argues that as ... More


Constructions of care: the family, difficulties and policy

Liz Forbat

in Talking about care: Two sides to the story

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346216
eISBN:
9781447303671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346216.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter presents a critical review of the care literature, and suggests that there is a need to embrace complexity in grappling with understandings of care. It critiques the traditional ... More


The role and responsibilities of professionals: services and support for young carers and parents with mental illness

Jo Aldridge and Saul Becker

in Children caring for parents with mental illness: Perspectives of young carers, parents and professionals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344007
eISBN:
9781447301776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344007.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter looks at the role of professionals and their relationships and interventions with parents and young carers. It argues that, to understand why and how children care for parents with ... More


The Treatment Of The Insane

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter deals with the rare historical descriptions of the care of the insane. The treatment of medical madness has been discussed under three sub-topics: hospital care, family care, and ... More


Family policy: striving for sustainability

Mary Daly

in Converging Worlds of Welfare?: British and German Social Policy in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199584499
eISBN:
9780191728792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584499.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter identifies the changes undertaken in family policy in Germany and the UK and develops a framework to analyse and understand such changes especially from the perspective of ... More


Policies to support informal care

Ulrike Schneider, Gerdt Sundström, Lennarth Johannson, and María A. Tortosa

in Long-Term Care Reforms in OECD Countries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447305057
eISBN:
9781447311539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305057.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

Informal care is a significant source of support for dependent adults. Therefore, policies need to address its potential benefits and costs to care recipients, family carers and society at large. In ... More


Mapping family history: the genealogy of difficulties and care

Liz Forbat

in Talking about care: Two sides to the story

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346216
eISBN:
9781447303671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346216.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter illustrates how people use their life history to articulate meaningful accounts of difficulties within the current care relationship. It begins with a discussion of the function of talk ... More


The Northern New Mexico Midwifery Center Model, Taos, New Mexico

Elizabeth Gilmore

in Birth Models That Work

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248632
eISBN:
9780520943339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248632.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter concerns family-centered care and discusses a “working model” for a midwifery practice adventure. With family-centered care at the hospital, moms would have a hospital experience that ... More


Informal family-based care work in the Austrian care arrangement

Margareta Kreimer and Helene Schiffbänker

in Care and social integration in European societies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346049
eISBN:
9781447301592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346049.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter starts by discussing the Austrian care system and giving some figures about female labour market participation. It also describes the social integration of family care on the conceptual ... More


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