unit 1

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unit 1 core questions (1) what is meant by care in the family context
unit 1 core questions (2) what is it like to experience care within families
unit 1 core questions (3) where are the bounderies between careers and ordinary family members
unit 1 core questions (4) what demands do care relationships place on people
definition; Carer someone who looks after a friend, relative or nieghbour who needs support because of their sickness, age or disability not a proffessional care-worker in a nursing home or through direct payments
unit 1 1. end of unit checklist (1) explain the concept of family care
unit 1 1. end of unit checklist (2) explain the significance of family care within overal care provision and link it to national care policy
unit 1 1. end of unit checklist (3) outline some of the key challenges associated with family care
unit 1 1. end of unit checklist (4) explian why family care has become the subject of government attention in recent years
block 1 concepts interdependence biomedical model primary care chronic condition expert patient psychological aspects of illness team working maslows hierachy of needs networks parsons sick role assesment of needs direct payments care package postcode lottery means-testing personal assistant social care and health care care plan
story of Ann, Angus angus and their family angus- 79, retired with parkinsons disease Ann- 37, stepdaughter, had job but left to look after angus Bob- anns husband, works Zoe-12, ann and bobs daughter Cheryl- anns freind, still works where ann used to
caveye: becoming and being a carer background of anns caring role *ann became a carer when her mother died and she took on the responsibilty for her father *felt had no choice because: felt it was expected-'womans job' was already living there- so on the spot had promised her mother *at this stage did not recognise herself as a carer and denied it to cheryl like many women-dont make a big deal out of it
parker and lawton what carers do performs personal services does physical labour gives medicine keeps company
carers allowance conditions direct gov.uk *be caring for someone for at least 35 hrs a week *be over 16, and not a student *be caring for someone formally recognised as 'disabled' (eg. someone who qualifies for the disability living allowance care component- higher or middle rate) or over 65 (to qualify foe attendance allowance *not earn more than £95 per week
interdependance reciprocation people in families may give support to each other- can become difficult to say who is the carer and who is cared for
labelling and identity term care- a label to get support you need this label no longer, mum, daughter, wife etc.. now carer
networks although one person may doe the lions share of the work- others in the family and community may help as well Fine's- argues the cost of defining 'carer' too closel- serves focus on one person as the care giver...and excludes other who also provide care
parkinsons disease which angus has effects about 1 in every 500 people in the uk result of loss of nerve cells in the part of the brain which co-ordinates movement mainly effects-but not exclusively, older people its cause is unknown effects people in different ways, but are 3 symptoms common to most with the condition *tremor- uncontrollable shaking *muscular stiffness- making it difficult to do everyday tasks *slowness of movement can also effect- sleep, balance and mood a fluctuating condition- some days worse than others (parkinson's disease society)
unit 1 2. end of unit checklist (1) care relationships can be stressful and demanding
unit 1 2. end of unit checklist (2) the quality of the relationship between the person who is cared for and the carer is influenced by the dynamics of family life, past and present
unit 1 2. end of unit checklist (3) lack of infomation about alternatives, and a sence of duty often means that the family members do not feel they ave a choice about taking on the role of carer
unit 1 2. end of unit checklist (4) it often takes a crises before people ask for support
unit 1 2. end of unit checklist (5) the situation of people on the receiving end of care mirrors that of carers in many respects. in addition, however, they are vulnerable to abuse or ill treatment from their carers in the privacy of the home
unit 1 3. key points (1) the case study is not typical, but there are many families in a similar position
unit 1 3. key points (2) the majority of carers are women, and most people cared for are older
unit 1 3. key points (3) the experience of caring varies when the people who are at the receiving end are young people, but there are many common themes
unit 1 4. key points (1) although caring has long been done within families, it only became a matter of public interest in the late twentieth century
unit 1 4. key points (2) in some communities in the mid-twentieth century, care was accomplished by a network of family members living near to one another. Daughters usually took the main responsibility for caring
unit 1 4. key points (3) changes in the way families live have led to caring becoming less of a shared responsibility between family members
unit 1 4. key points (4) however, tehre is little evidence that families have rejected the idea that they have a responsibility to care for family members as they grow old and frail, but smaller families and greaterdistances mean that the type of contact has changed
peter townsend the family life of older people sharing of care possible because; *46% of older people intervied livd with relatives *most others had relatives nearby *most had over 10 family members living within a mile- 1 had 90!! *85% of those with children had an adult living with a mile *very few adult children moved far from their parents *people kept in frequant contact- most saw each other every day *until they became seriously ill, older women in particular were able to reciprocate they care they recieved- cooking, looking after children
peter townsend the family life of older people main points aout caring to come from the study mot cadone by female relatives *one person- usually the daughter, was the main person to provide care *care made easier by close proximity of family members *there was reciprocity *people without relatives were most likely to need state support *improving the families ability to care was the right way for state services to go
unit 1 end of unit checklist (1) explain the concept of family care
unit 1 end of unit checklist (2) explain the significance of family care within overall care provision and link it to national care policy
unit 1 end of unit checklist (3) outline some of the key challenges associated with family care
unit 1 end of unit checklist (4) explain why family care has become the subject of government attention in recent years
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