The Sociology of Caregiving

  • John G. Bruhn
  • Howard M. Rebach

Part of the Clinical Sociology: Research and Practice book series (CSRP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. John G. Bruhn, Howard M. Rebach
    Pages 1-14
  3. John G. Bruhn, Howard M. Rebach
    Pages 15-32
  4. John G. Bruhn, Howard M. Rebach
    Pages 33-45
  5. John G. Bruhn, Howard M. Rebach
    Pages 47-59
  6. John G. Bruhn, Howard M. Rebach
    Pages 61-68
  7. John G. Bruhn, Howard M. Rebach
    Pages 69-78
  8. John G. Bruhn, Howard M. Rebach
    Pages 79-95
  9. John G. Bruhn, Howard M. Rebach
    Pages 97-121
  10. John G. Bruhn, Howard M. Rebach
    Pages 123-138
  11. John G. Bruhn, Howard M. Rebach
    Pages 139-152
  12. John G. Bruhn, Howard M. Rebach
    Pages 153-167
  13. John G. Bruhn, Howard M. Rebach
    Pages 169-184
  14. John G. Bruhn, Howard M. Rebach
    Pages 185-199
  15. John G. Bruhn, Howard M. Rebach
    Pages 201-210
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 211-216

About this book

Introduction

This volume conceptualizes caregiving as an emerging sociological issue involving complex and fluctuating roles. The authors contend that caregiving must be considered in the context of the life span with needs that vary according to age, developmental levels, mental health needs, and physical health demands of both caregivers and care recipients. As the nature and functions of caregiving evolve it has become a critical and salient issue in the lives of individuals in all demographic, socioeconomic, and ethnic categories. This volume frames caregiving as a sociological issue and addresses a number of central concerns, such as:

- Caregiving is a life span experience associated with aging and the roles of spouses and adult children.

- Caregiving involves a complex of social system variables that influence the social support and services to caregivers and care recipients.

- The nature of the relationship among family caregivers, professional caregivers, and the care recipient are embedded in their interaction and dynamics influenced by the internal and external variables that inhibit or facilitate the care situation.

- How can caregiving be integrated with a public health agenda?

- What disparities or inequalities exist in caregiving and what are the barriers that sustain them?

- What community-based interventions need to be developed to improve caregiving? ​

Keywords

Aging Society and Caregiving Breadwinner/ Female Caregiving Model Caregiving Adolescents and the Transition to Adulthood Caregiving Policy Initiatives in the US Caregiving Special Needs Children Caregiving and Social Networks Caregiving and Successful Aging Caregiving and the Life Course Caregiving as a Life Span Experience Caregiving as a Sociological Problem Caregiving in the United States Changing Caregiving Needs and Families Complex Issues of Caregiving in the 21st Century Coping with Caregiving Dynamics of Caregiving Ethnic Variations in Caregiving Family Caregiver Burden and Stress Family Caregivers in the United States Health of Caregivers Historical Perspectives in Caregiving in the United States Informal Caregiving in the United States Levels of Specialized Caregiving Meaning of Sociology of Caregiving National Alliance for Caregiving Rights and Equality Issues on Caregiving The Socioeconomic Context of Caregiving

Authors and affiliations

  • John G. Bruhn
    • 1
  • Howard M. Rebach
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyNorthern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of MarylandSalisburyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8857-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-8856-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-8857-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-7847
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