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Homeward BoundModern Families, Elder Care, and Loss$
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Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190261092

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261092.001.0001

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Twenty-First-Century Caregiving

Twenty-First-Century Caregiving

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(p.139) 9 Twenty-First-Century Caregiving
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Homeward Bound
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Amy Ziettlow

Naomi Cahn

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261092.003.0010

Chapter 9 offers recommendations for how family members, faith communities, legal and medial professionals, and society as a whole can provide improved support for caregiving. It addresses how families can better prepare before a crisis happens. It then looks at how government policies could be reformed to encourage advance planning and to support caregiving. Next, it offers suggestions on how legal, health care, and religious professionals can help families. It emphasizes that formal and informal planning methods can increase the ability of caregivers, family members, health professionals, and spiritual leaders to know and contribute to honoring the wishes and values of the seriously ill and dying parent. Finally, it returns to the complexities of twenty-first-century caregiving.

Keywords:   health, healthcare, caregivers, doctors, hospice, caregiving, elder care, parents, policy reform

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