• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Invisible Caregivers: Older Adults Raising Children in the Wake of HIV/AIDS (Hardback)
  • Invisible Caregivers: Older Adults Raising Children in the Wake of HIV/AIDS (Hardback)
zoom

Invisible Caregivers: Older Adults Raising Children in the Wake of HIV/AIDS (Hardback)

(editor)
£81.00
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 12/04/2002
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
An understudied aspect of the HIV/AIDS epidemic is the creation of hundreds of thousands of grandparent-headed households that have become home to children bereft of one or both of their parents. Such "skip-generation parenting" presents a host of challenges to the families involved and the social programs designed to assist them. Despite this unprecedented caregiving responsibility, older surrogate parents remain relatively invisible, hidden in the shadows of HIV care and the demands of raising a child. The primary goal of Invisible Caregivers is to generate, support, and guide program and policy initiatives designed to meet the needs of elder surrogates and their families. Most social service programs are not able to identify the needs of older surrogates, often because these surrogate parents in HIV-infected families are reluctant to make their needs known for fear of social stigma or possible reductions of benefits. Multiple systemic barriers to case management and other services also frustrate attempts to bring available resources to elder caregivers. These barriers include professional ignorance or denial that HIV affects surrogates, eligibility restrictions through CARE, limited funding and age restriction on OAA, and a fragmented health and human service system. Because the issues facing elder caregivers are many and varied, this collection covers a host of issues: community health, aging, HIV services, child welfare, education, public policy, and mental health.

Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231119368
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 232 x 158 x 23 mm

You may also be interested in...

Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing
Added to basket
£26.99
Part-work (fascículo)
How to Master Nursing Calculations
Added to basket
Myles Textbook for Midwives
Added to basket
Hands on Hearts
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Island Nurse
Added to basket
Clinical Skills
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Steal Like an Artist
Added to basket
Florence Nightingale
Added to basket
Paediatric First Aid Made Easy
Added to basket
Call The Midwife
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Medical Abbreviations and Normal Ranges
Added to basket
1 Page at a Time
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Student Nurse Handbook
Added to basket
Bailliere's Nurses' Dictionary
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.