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Medical Home & Community Care

Nursing and Family Caregiving

Social Support and Nonsupport

by (author) Anne Neufeld & Margaret Harrison

Springer Publishing
Initial publish date
Nov 2009
Home & Community Care
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2009
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Designated a Doody's Core Title!

[T]his text is a truly amazing microanalytic compendium of social support strategies in different family configurations, in different context and ethnic groups, and filling different types of needs.

--From the Foreword byJanice M. Morse,RN, PhD, FAAN

University of Utah

This book serves as an authoritative reference for health care practitioners and researchers concerned with mobilizing support for individuals caring for a disabled adult or child family member. The authors integrate numerous types of research to provide a comprehensive compendium of best practices for social support within vulnerable populations. This book provides a wealth of insight into the experience of family caregivers and describes the importance of support.

Nurses, practitioners, researchers, and professionals will find this book useful, as they provide care to patients, plan programs, or develop policies intended to assist family caregivers. Armed with this essential knowledge of the best methodological approaches to family caregiving, readers will have both the insight and tools to optimize caregiving across the range of hospices, treatment facilities, and home care.

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About the authors

Contributor Notes

Anne Neufeld RN, PhDis a Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Margaret J. Harrison, PhD,is a Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta, where she taught family theory and research and community health nursing.