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Care Work: Present and Future

  • Fester Einband
  • 197 Seiten
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Care work and care workers are examined in this collection, which guides readers through an introduction to care work, and towards an understanding of potential future for the field.


Thomas Coram Research Unit, UK


If care work is to be re-valued and reformed, who will pay? As borders between care and other adjacent fields, such as education and health, become blurred, might care work gradually merge into other types of work? What are the implications for the current workforce?
In this wide-ranging and innovative book the authors critically examine current themes in care work and look at the changing face of care work and care occupations for those working with children, young people, adults and the elderly.
The book guides the reader through an introduction to care work as it is widely understood today and towards a critical understanding of potential futures for care work. It is organized into two parts:
- the first part critically examines current themes in care work, such as the definition and boundaries of care work, characteristics of care workers, gender issues, knowledge and education and the issue of where care work takes place;
- the second part looks at the changing face of care work and care work occupations. Case studies of different types of care worker are profiled with a focus on future directions for care work.
The book will be highly relevant to academic and policy audiences, and managers or practitioners working in health, social care, childcare, youth work and social policy.


Introduction Part One: Thematic Critique 1. Nineteenth Century Understandings of Care Work 2. Who are Today's Care Workers? 3. Gender Issues and Care Workers 4. Knowledge and Education for Care Workers: What is Good Enough 5. Location, Location, Location: The Importance of Where Care Work Takes Place Part Two: Changing Care Work Organisations 6. The Changing Face of Care Work 7. The Professional Care Worker: The Social Pedagogue in Northern Europe 8. An Emerging Profession: Providing Mentors for Children and Young People Who Have Problem Behaviour 9. Semi-Formal Care Work: The Case of Foster Care 10. Informal Work: Caring Across the Generations Conclusion


Titel: Care Work: Present and Future
Untertitel: Present and Future
EAN: 9780415347723
ISBN: 978-0-415-34772-3
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Routledge Chapman Hall
Genre: Medizin
Anzahl Seiten: 197
Gewicht: 458g
Größe: H242mm x B161mm x T18mm
Jahr: 2005



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