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Unpaid informal carers: The ‘shadow’ workforce in health care

A. Paul Williams and Janet M. Lum

in Support Workers and the Health Professions: The Invisible Providers of Health Care

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447352105
eISBN:
9781447352143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447352105.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Much of the international literature on health human resources focuses on highly trained, regulated and visible professionals with exclusionary social closure in neo-Weberian terms, such as doctors ... More


When informal care becomes a paid job: the case of Personal Assistance Budgets in Flanders

Jef Breda, David Schoenmaekers, Caroline Van Landeghem, Dries Claessens, and Joanna Geerts

in Cash and care: Policy challenges in the welfare state

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348562
eISBN:
9781447301615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

In Flanders (the northern region of Belgium), Personal Assistance Budgets (PABs) have been introduced for disabled people. PABs are cash payments that allow the recipients to employ their own ... More


Paying family caregivers: evaluating different models

Caroline Glendinning

in Cash and care: Policy challenges in the welfare state

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348562
eISBN:
9781447301615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter provides an overview of different models of financial support for informal carers (that is, the kin and close friends) of older people. These models reflect the institutional and ... More


Cultures of care: Biographies of carers in Britain and the two Germanies

Prue Chamberlayne

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341662
eISBN:
9781447302018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341662.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book explores the experiences of informal home carers in the different welfare systems of the former West Germany and East Germany, and Britain. It is innovative in using a biographical case ... More


Introduction

Prue Chamberlayne and Annette King

in Cultures of care: Biographies of carers in Britain and the two Germanies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341662
eISBN:
9781447302018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341662.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about informal home carers in Great Britain, East Germany and West Germany. It relates the personal experiences of home carers ... More


Developments in Austrian care arrangements: women between free choice and informal care

Margareta Kreimer

in Cash and care: Policy challenges in the welfare state

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348562
eISBN:
9781447301615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Since the early 1990s, two important reforms have taken place to improve the social security and income situations of informal family carers: in 1993 the long-term care allowance was introduced and ... More


Conclusion – caring as a political challenge

Prue Chamberlayne and Annette King

in Cultures of care: Biographies of carers in Britain and the two Germanies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341662
eISBN:
9781447302018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341662.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study about informal home carers in Great Britain, East Germany and West Germany. The findings suggest that the social sphere is critically ... More


Old Age Care

Slavina Spasova and Bart Vanhercke

in Europe's Income, Wealth, Consumption, and Inequality

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197545706
eISBN:
9780197545737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197545706.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The chapter analyses the main issues related to inequalities in access and affordability of long-term care (LTC) provision in the European Union (EU). It discusses the core challenge of access to LTC ... More


Discussion

Julia Addington-Hall and Irene Higginson

in Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629609
eISBN:
9780191730054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.003.0024
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This final chapter reflects on the future of palliative care provision for non-cancer patients, in the light of the varied, challenging, and influential views expressed in the book. The question of ... More


Helping out at home: children's contributions to sustaining work and care in lone-mother families

Tess Ridge

in Cash and care: Policy challenges in the welfare state

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348562
eISBN:
9781447301615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.003.0015
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter presents an important dimension to our understanding of unpaid care, by focusing on the role of children as active caring agents within their families. Children's accounts of their ... More


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