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Caregiver's Tale: Loss and Renewal in Memoirs of Family Life

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Ann Burack-Weiss explores a rich variety of published memoirs by authors who cared for ill or disabled family members. Contrary to the common belief that caregiving is nothing more than a stressful situation to be endured, memoirs describe a life transforming experience-self-discovery, a reordering of one's priorities, and a changed view of the world. The Caregiver's Taleoffers insight and comfort to individuals caring for a loved one and is a valuable resource for all health care professionals. Identifying common themes, Burack-Weiss describes how the illness career and social meaning of cancer, dementia, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, and chemical dependence affect the caregiving experience. She applies the same method to an examination of family roles: parents caring for ailing children, couples and siblings caring for one another, and adult children caring for aging parents. Jamaica Kincaid, Sue Miller, Paul Monette, Kenzaburo O , and Philip Roth are among the many authors who share their caregiving stories. Burack-Weiss provides an annotated bibliography of the more than one hundred memoirs and an accompanying chart to help readers locate those of greatest interest to them.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780231510776
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Author:
Ann Burack-Weiss
Author:
Burack-Weiss, Ann
Author:
Burack-Weiss, Ann
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Home Care
Subject:
Chronically ill
Subject:
Caregivers
Subject:
Chronically ill -- Home care.
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Social Science : Gerontology
Subject:
Social Science : Social Work
Subject:
Political Science : Public Policy - Social Services & Welfar
Subject:
Medical : Home Care
Subject:
Political Science : Government - General
Publication Date:
May 2006
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
208

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Aging
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Social Work

Caregiver's Tale: Loss and Renewal in Memoirs of Family Life
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