Introduction.- Chapter 1. The Status of Professional Caregiving in America; Shirley S. Travis & Ronda C. Talley.- Section I: Discipline-specific Professional Caregiving.- Chapter 2. The State of Family Caregiving: A Nursing Perspective; Katherine Morton Robinson.- Chapter 3. Professional Gerontology and Caregiving; Miae Chun, & Lewina Lee, & Bob G. Knight.- Chapter 4. Social Work, Paraprofessional, and Family Care Provider Challenges: Crisis in Care; Nancy R. Hooyman.- Chapter 5. Psychological Aspects of Caregiving; Laura M. Arnstein & Ronald T. Brown.- Chapter 6. Occupational Therapy Perspectives of Caregiving; Janet L. Valluzzi.- Chapter 7. Education: A Model of Schools as Caregiving Communities.; Leigh S. Baldwin.- Section II: Disciplinary Contributions to Caregiving.- Chapter 8. Health Communication and Caregiving Research, Policy, and Practice; Lisa Sparks.- Chapter 9. An Anthropology of Caregiving; Frances K. Barg, Shimrit Keddem, & Wendy Shiekman.- Chapter 10. Caregiving in Late Life: A Life-Span Human Development Perspective; Karen A. Roberto & Shannon Jarrott.- Chapter 11. Contributions of Public Health to Caregiving; Ronda C. Talley, John E. Crews, Donald Lollar, Diane Elmore, Martha R. Crowther, & Janet Valluzzi.- Chapter 12. Public Policy and Caregiving; Nora Super.- Conclusions.- Chapter 13. Professional Caregiving: Working Together to Provide Quality, Comprehensive, Coordinated Care - A Call to Action; Ronda C. Talley & Shirley S. Travis.
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.
Provides an overview on the status of professional caregiving in the United States
Examines the psychological aspects of caregiving on professionals and family members
Offers a lifespan, human development perspective on caregiving in late life
Examines physical and mental health issues that affect caregivers
Explores the public health contributions and public policy issues surrounding caregiving