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Feminism AND caregivers

Ellen Block
Care for AIDS orphans in southern Africa is frequently characterized as a "crisis", where kin-based networks of care are thought to be on the edge of collapse. Yet these care networks, though strained by AIDS, are still the primary mechanisms for orphan care, in large part because of the essential role grandmothers play in responding to the needs of orphans. Ongoing demographic shifts as a result of HIV/AIDS and an increasingly feminized labor market continue to disrupt and alter networks of care for orphans and vulnerable children...
2016: AIDS Care
Miriam Wlosko, Cecilia Ros
This interview with Pascale Molinier was carried out in Buenos Aires in October 2014, in the context of activities organized by the Health and Work Program at the Department of Community Health of the Universidad Nacional de Lanús, Argentina. The interview explores the relationship between work and subjectivation, examining the role of work in the structuring of the psyche, in the dynamics of pleasure and suffering, and in the construction of gender identities. "Feminized" work - that of nurses, caregivers and maids, among others - is examined from a "care" perspective, analyzing its intrinsic invisibility and impossibility of being quantified and measured, which makes it a challenge to management-based logic...
September 2015: Salud Colectiva
Carolyn E Z Pickering, Ailee Moon, Huibrie C Pieters, Janet C Mentes, Linda R Phillips
AIMS: To study relationship management strategies of daughters in conflicted relationships with their mothers and how they promoted or prevented elder abuse. BACKGROUND: Daughters have enduring, unique relationships with their mothers that often carry over into caregiving. Pre-caregiving relationship quality is related to many caregiving outcomes, although it is unclear how. DESIGN: Qualitative study. METHODS: Grounded theory design, informed by feminism, with telephone interviews conducted between January 2013-July 2013...
March 2015: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Alisa Grigorovich
The Canadian health care system's delivery and policies are often based on a heterosexual nuclear family model. Long-term care (LTC) policy in particular is built on specific assumptions about women and caregiving. Current health care and LTC policies can thus disadvantage and marginalize women who do not fit such constructions, such as older lesbian and bisexual women. Drawing from literature on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender women's health, aging, and caregiving, this article uses a feminist political economy analysis to demonstrate that a gap exists in current research and policy with respect to the LTC needs of older lesbian and bisexual women...
2013: Social Work in Public Health
Henrik Eriksson, Jonas Sandberg, Ingrid Hellström
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: In this article, we explore the gender aspects of long-term caregiving from the perspective of women providing home care for a spouse suffering from dementia. BACKGROUND: One of the most common circumstances in which a woman gradually steps into a long-term caregiver role at home involves caring for a spouse suffering from dementia. Little attention has been paid to examining the experiences and motivations of such caregivers from a feminist perspective...
May 2013: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Eleonore Kofman
Care has come to dominate much feminist research on globalized migrations and the transfer of labor from the South to the North, while the older concept of reproduction had been pushed into the background but is now becoming the subject of debates on the commodification of care in the household and changes in welfare state policies. This article argues that we could achieve a better understanding of the different modalities and trajectories of care in the reproduction of individuals, families, and communities, both of migrant and nonmigrant populations by articulating the diverse circuits of migration, in particular that of labor and the family...
2012: Social Politics
Helma Lutz, Ewa Palenga-Möllenbeck
In this article, we discuss a case study that deals with the care chain phenomenon and focuses on the question of how Poland and the Ukraine as sending countries and Poland as a receiving country are affected and deal with female migrant domestic workers. We look at the ways in which these women organize care replacement for their families left behind and at those families’ care strategies. As public discourse in both countries is reacting to the feminization of migration in a form that specifically questions the social citizenship obligations of these women, we also look at the media portrayal of the situation of nonmigrating children...
2012: Social Politics
Karen Syma Czapanskiy
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2010: Review of Law and Social Change
Christopher J Mackinnon
OBJECTIVE: Women are largely responsible for providing care to terminally ill family members at home. The goal of this review is to conceptualize diverse women's experiences in palliative home care from feminist, multicultural, and social justice perspectives. METHODS: Peer-reviewed manuscripts were identified using the following databases: CIMAHL, psycINFO, and pubMED. The following search terms were used: women/mothers/daughters, Caregiving, family caregivers, feminism, culture, multiculturalism, and palliative home care...
December 2009: Palliative & Supportive Care
Katrina George
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2007: Medical Law Review
Carolyn A Bondy
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this work is to provide updated guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of girls and women with Turner syndrome (TS). PARTICIPANTS: The Turner Syndrome Consensus Study Group is a multidisciplinary panel of experts with relevant clinical and research experience with TS that met in Bethesda, Maryland, April 2006. The meeting was supported by the National Institute of Child Health and unrestricted educational grants from pharmaceutical companies...
January 2007: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Zena Sharman
This article discusses findings from qualitative research conducted with nurses in a hospital Emergency Department. It explores nurses' attitudes towards a patient care information system (PCIS) installed by hospital management in an effort to improve patient care through more effective "data sharing". Nurses' definitions of care are examined vis-à-vis their perceptions of administrative tasks and technologies like the PCIS. Efforts are made to link the system with wider patterns of administrative technology acquisition in health care and users' everyday/night experiences of using these technologies...
June 2007: International Journal of Medical Informatics
Betty Ferrell
The field of Feminist Ethics can be applied to pain management to understand the perspective of both the patient and nurse. Three concepts derived from Feminist Ethics are applied to the care of people in pain including relationship, compassion, and respect. Through narratives of patients, nurses, and family caregivers this paper explores the experience of pain.
September 2005: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
Maeona K Kramer
Gender identity is a powerful aspect of self that shapes values, attitudes, and conduct. Family caregivers, particularly women, tend to forgo institutionalization of care recipients even when care demands are overwhelming. The reluctance of women to relinquish care raises questions about the relationship between gender identity and the bearing of burden. To illuminate the relationship between gender and burden, 36 adult women caring for highly dependent adults were asked to describe the nature of "self"; that is, how they characterized themselves as a person...
2005: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Joann Perry, M Judith Lynam, Joan M Anderson
Health care restructuring, in an effort to control costs, has resulted in marked organizational change with concomitant influences on nursing practice in the hospital and community contexts. Such changes have resulted in increased levels of acuity among patients and shorter hospital stays. As a consequence, families are being asked to assume greater roles in illness care of family members. At the same time societies and therefore patient populations are becoming increasingly culturally and linguistically diverse...
February 2006: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Meredith Minkler, Esme Fuller-Thomson
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this work was to determine the prevalence, sociodemographic characteristics, and service utilization patterns of African American grandparents raising grandchildren compared with noncaregiving peers. METHODS: Data were obtained from the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey/American Community Survey, a nationally representative survey of 890,000 households. Analysis was based upon comparison of 2,362 African American grandparent caregivers aged 45+ with 40,148 noncaregiving peers...
March 2005: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
Els Maeckelberghe
A man with Alzheimer's who wanders around, a caregiver who disconnects the alarm, a daughter acting on het own, and a doctor who is not consulted set the stage for a feminist reflection on capacity/competence assessment. Feminist theory attempts to account for gender inequality in the political and in the epistemological realm. One of its tasks is to unravel the settings in which actual practices, i.c. capacity/competence assessment take place and offer an alternative. In this article the focus will be on a feminist ethics of care in which relationality, care, vulnerability, and responsibility are privileged concepts and attitudes...
December 2004: Health Care Analysis: HCA: Journal of Health Philosophy and Policy
Jennifer A Parks
In this paper, I argue that the status of those who take care of persons with disabilities, and persons with disabilities, are inextricably linked. That is, devaluing the status of one necessarily devalues that of the other. Persons with disabilities and those who help care for them must form an alliance to advance their common interests. This alliance can gain insight and inspiration from feminist thought insofar as caretaking is literally linked to problems of the representation of caretaking as "women's work,' and more philosophically, by borrowing from the toolbox of feminist social, political, and economic analyses...
2003: Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics
Lori Hanton, Lauren Axelrod, Vladimir Bakalov, Carolyn A Bondy
BACKGROUND: Most girls with Turner syndrome (TS) need estrogen replacement treatment (ERT) to induce and maintain feminization and prevent osteoporosis. There is abundant information on ERT use in postmenopausal women, but there is little information on this issue in women with TS. We aimed to determine the level of ERT use in women with TS living in the United States and assess the effects of ERT adherence vs. nonadherence on bone mineral density (BMD). METHODS: Fifty women with TS aged 30-59 years had ERT history obtained by structured interviews and BMD assessed at the lumbar spine by dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and quantitative computed tomography (QCT)...
December 2003: Journal of Women's Health
Rosemarie Tong
In this commentary on Eva Feder Kittay's Love's Labor: Essays on Women, Equality, and Dependency, I focus on Kittay's dependency theory. I apply this theory to an analysis of women's inadequate access to high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. I conclude that while quandaries remain unresolved, including getting men to do their share of dependency work, Kittay's book is an important and original contribution to feminist healthcare ethics and the development of a normative feminist ethic of care.
2002: Hypatia
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