Chronic and Terminal Illness: New perspectives on caring and carers by Sheila PayneChronic and Terminal Illness: New perspectives on caring and carers by Sheila Payne

Chronic and Terminal Illness: New perspectives on caring and carers

EditorSheila Payne, Caroline Ellis-Hill

Paperback | July 15, 2001

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Most chronically and terminally ill patients are cared for in their own homes by family and friends, rather than in hospitals or hospices. These carers are an invaluable free resource and there is an increasing amount of research into their role and the experiences in caring for the terminallyill, patients with cancer and patients with other chronic diseases. This book provides a critique of the theoretical concept of caring, carers and caregivers. Material is based on empirical evidence from recent studies with adults with acquired chronic illnesses, including terminal illness. Theempirical data within the book has been gathered from the perspective of those providing personal, domestic or emotional care to others already known to them by virtue of kinship, co-habitation or friendship, rather than carers organised on a professional or voluntary basis. This new evidence isused to make suggestions about possible ways forward within health and social care practice. Students in the fields of health and social care as well as in social sciences undertaking courses with a health focus, practitioners and researchers in palliative care and all those involved in healthservices provision for the chronically ill will find this book extremely valuable.
Sheila Payne, Professor in Palliative Care, University of Sheffield, UK and Caroline Ellis-Hill, Senior Research Fellow, University of Southampton, UK
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Title:Chronic and Terminal Illness: New perspectives on caring and carersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:178 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.43 inPublished:July 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Sheila Payne and Caroline Ellis-Hill: Being a carerMike Nolan: Positive aspects of caringCaroline Ellis-Hill: Caring and identity: the experience of spouses in stroke and other chronic neurological conditionsKaren Rose: A longitudinal study of carers providing palliative carePaula Smith: Who is a carer? Experiences of family caregivers in palliative careMagi Sque: Being a carer in acute crisis: the situation for relatives of organ donorsChristina Lee: Family Caregiving: A Gender-Based Analysis of Women's ExperiencesFrances Sheldon, Pauline Turner and Bee Wee: The Contribution of Carers to Professional EducationCaroline Ellis-Hill and Sheila Payne: The future: interventions and conceptual issues