Multidisciplinary Coordinated Caregiving

Research • Practice • Policy

  • Ronda C. Talley
  • Shirley S. Travis

Part of the Caregiving: Research • Practice • Policy book series (CARE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shirley S. Travis, Ronda C. Talley
      Pages 3-9
  3. Discipline-specific Professional Caregiving

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Katherine Morton Robinson
      Pages 13-30
    3. Miae Chun, Lewina O. Lee, Bob G. Knight
      Pages 31-49
    4. Laura M. Arnstein, Ronald T. Brown
      Pages 69-82
    5. Janet L. Valluzzi
      Pages 83-110
  4. Disciplinary Contributions to Caregiving

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Frances K. Barg, Shimrit Keddem, Wendy Shiekman Cohen, Rebecca Henderson
      Pages 177-194
    3. Karen A. Roberto, Shannon E. Jarrott
      Pages 195-207
    4. Ronda C. Talley, John E. Crews, Donald Lollar, Diane Elmore, Martha R. Crowther, Janet Valluzzi
      Pages 209-237
    5. Nora Super
      Pages 239-252
  5. Conclusions

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 261-266

About this book


Effective, meaningful caregiving requires a well-coordinated and informed effort guided by various highly skilled specialists across several interrelated professions, including psychologists, social workers, and occupational therapists. Multidisciplinary Coordinated Caregiving addresses the information needs of these interrelated professionals, contributing to the direct care of individuals and serving as an essential resource for those who ultimately create collaborative approaches to contemporary caregiving plans. In addition, the volume provides a wealth of evidence-based research findings to facilitate ongoing dialogue about multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on and interventions for the complex challenge of caregiving in America.

Key areas of coverage include:

  • The status of professional caregiving in the United States.
  • Nursing perspectives on the state of family caregiving.
  • Psychological aspects of caregiving.
  • A human development, lifespan perspective on caregiving during late life.
  • Public health contributions to caregiving.

Multidisciplinary Coordinated Caregiving offers a wealth of insights for those researchers, practitioners, and graduate students who seek to optimize the care of individuals across such fields as psychology, social work, public health, geriatrics and gerontology, and medicine as well as public and educational policy making.




Anthropology of caregiving Caregiving community models Caregiving in late life Caregiving, families, and social change Discipline-specific professional caregiving Health communication and caregiving research

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronda C. Talley
    • 1
  • Shirley S. Travis
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Education and Behavioral SciencesWestern Kentucky UniversityBowling GreenUSA
  2. 2.College of Health and Human ServicesGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals