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Health professionals and peer support workers in mental health settings

Aukje Leemeijer and Mirko Noordegraaf

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/9781447352105.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

In many Western countries mental health care institutions employ ‘peer support workers’ in professional teams. They are clients or former clients in mental health care who are trained and educated to ... More


Toward Flexible Care and Secure Work in Intimate Labor

Cynthia J. Cranford

in Home Care Fault Lines: Understanding Tensions and Creating Alliances

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749254
eISBN:
9781501749285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749254.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter highlights the importance of deeply democratic alliances between domestic personal support workers and recipients that negotiate tensions at the intimate level of the labor process. ... More


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

Mike Saks (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447352105
eISBN:
9781447352143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447352105.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This edited text is the second in the series entitled the Sociology of Health Professions: Future International Directions, published by Policy Press. It consists of eleven chapters covering several ... More


Coming to care: The work and family lives of workers caring for vulnerable children

Julia Brannen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348500
eISBN:
9781447301882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348500.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book contributes to the understanding of care and care work in children's services in Britain in the early twenty-first century. It provides insights into the factors that influence why people ... More


“Don’t judge us as different from you”: Wyatt

Raven Bowen

in Work, Money and Duality: Trading Sex as a Side Hustle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781447358800
eISBN:
9781447358848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447358800.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter reflects on Contributors’ experiences and major themes discussed in the book. It highlights the need for sex worker control over sex industries and the hypocrisy in how we treat people ... More


Tensions Between Flexibility and Security

Cynthia J. Cranford

in Home Care Fault Lines: Understanding Tensions and Creating Alliances

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749254
eISBN:
9781501749285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749254.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the relationship between workers and recipients of domestic, or home-based, personal support services. Recipients and workers develop close and ... More


Policy dynamics: marginal groups in the healthcare division of labour in the UK1

Mike Saks

in Rethinking professional governance: International directions in healthcare

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349569
eISBN:
9781447303251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349569.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter compares the marginal, but intersecting, groups of health support workers and practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine in the UK, with particular reference to changing ... More


The interface of health support workers with the allied health professions

Susan Nancarrow

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/9781447352105.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The chapter begins by describing the allied health workforce, before exploring from a neo-Weberian perspective the development of the support workforce associated with the allied health professions ... More


Gender, Migration, and the Pursuit of Security

Cynthia J. Cranford

in Home Care Fault Lines: Understanding Tensions and Creating Alliances

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749254
eISBN:
9781501749285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749254.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses how dynamic processes of gendering, racialization, and precarization make diverse people into personal support workers who lack security at the labor market and intimate ... More


Down and Out in Vancouver: Struggling, Stressed, and Exhausted Hospital Support Workers

Dan Zuberi

in Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450723
eISBN:
9780801469824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450723.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the challenges faced by hospital support workers in the aftermath of outsourcing. Because their work directly affects hospital hygiene—and thus a patient's risk of coming down ... More


Introduction: Support workers and the health professions

Mike Saks

in Support Workers and the Health Professions in International Perspective: 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/9781447352105.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The introduction highlights the growing global importance of support workers and the need for further social scientific analysis of their developing role in relation to health professions, especially ... More


Health professionals, support workers and the precariat

Mike Saks and Katherine Zagrodney

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/9781447352105.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Following a neo-Weberian theoretical perspective, with reference to neo-Marxist analyses, this chapter considers the position of health support workers in the market in neo-liberal societies – with a ... More


“Giving Wings to Our Dreams”: Binational Activism and Workers’ Rights Struggles in the San Diego–Tijuana Border Region

Michelle Téllez and Cristina Sanidad

in Border Politics: Social Movements, Collective Identities, and Globalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479898992
eISBN:
9781479806799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479898992.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the activism of women's organizations along the San Diego–Tijuana border region, who are seeking to redress the injustices that workers experience in assembly factories, also ... More


The management and leadership of support workers

Mike Dent

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/9781447352105.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines from a neo-Weberian perspective the management and leadership of health and social care support workers in the United Kingdom and the wider European context. It sets out the ... More


Regulation, risk and health support work

Mike Saks and Judith Allsop

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/9781447352105.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The limited regulation of support workers as compared to health professional workers and the ensuing risks are discussed in this chapter from a neo-Weberian standpoint. It is argued from the example ... More


Distance, privacy and independence: rural homecare

Joanie Sims-Gould and Anne Martin-Matthews

in Rural ageing: A good place to grow old?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349019
eISBN:
9781447303299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349019.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter looks at rural homecare and how living and working in a rural community can pose certain challenges to the delivery and receipt of homecare services. It shows that in very small places, ... More


Setting the scene

Julia Brannen, June Statham, Ann Mooney, and Michaela Brockmann

in Coming to care: The work and family lives of workers caring for vulnerable children

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348500
eISBN:
9781447301882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348500.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter sets out the focus of the book, namely the work and family lives of people who provide care for ‘vulnerable’ children and young people. It focuses on four groups of workers: (i) ... More


Disability and the Quest for Flexibility

Cynthia J. Cranford

in Home Care Fault Lines: Understanding Tensions and Creating Alliances

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749254
eISBN:
9781501749285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749254.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter analyzes the quest for flexibility among personal support recipients, considering their experiences of impairment and aging and how these bodily realities clash with the value that North ... More


The role of health support workers in the ageing crisis

Miwako Hosoda

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/9781447352105.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Preparing for an adequate support and care system and for health support workers to meet the needs of the elderly in an ageing world is an urgent issue. Japan has a population with the longest life ... More


Personal support workers and the labour market

Audrey Laporte, Adrian Rohit Dass, Whitney Berta, Raisa Deber, and Katherine Zagrodney

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/9781447352105.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter analyses the labour market for Personal Support Workers (PSWs). It focuses on Canada as an illustrative case. The literature suggests that, while it is helpful to consider the PSW labour ... More


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