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Chronic and Terminal Illness: new perspectives on caring and carers$
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Sheila Payne and Caroline Ellis-Hill

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780192631671

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631671.001.0001

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The future: interventions and conceptual issues

The future: interventions and conceptual issues

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(p.155) Chapter 9 The future: interventions and conceptual issues
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Chronic and Terminal Illness: new perspectives on caring and carers
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Caroline Ellis-Hill (Contributor Webpage)

Sheila Payne (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631671.003.0009

This chapter, which serves as the concluding part of the book, summarizes the themes highlighted throughout. It takes note of the three recurrent features highlighted by the researches in this book. These three dominant features are: the recognition of the increasing need to give ample attention to those providing care; the need to understand the everyday mechanism of life rather than purely medical concerns; and the changing nature of caring. This chapter also concludes that to depart from the prescriptive notion of the burden model of caring, one must understand that caring involves making, maintaining, and ending relationships. Discussed as well are the relationships between carers and partners, friends and family, carers and health and social care providers, and with wider society as a whole, and the implications of these relationships within the caring situation and palliative care.

Keywords:   care, friends, caring, relationships, carers, family, health providers, social providers, palliative care

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